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Silas Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Silas is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Silas is "forest".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "from the forest".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 137 in baby name popularity for boys with 2900 occurrences.  It ranked 18701 in popular baby names for girls with 5 occurrences. 

View the Silas Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Silas has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Silas to other names.


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Related Names

Silas is a diminutive (nickname) of Silouanus.

Variants of the name Silas include Sylas.

Other Tidbits

Silas falls into the tree name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Silas in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Silas.

Just for fun, see the name Silas in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Silas in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.