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Silas Meaning


What does Silas mean?

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".

Silas is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Si-las.

The Given Name Silas

Silas is a diminutive of Silouanus. See Silouanus for further details.

Silas is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

A bold name that will enchant parents.

Silas falls into the tree name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Silas Marner, and Silas Weir Mitchell.

Silas Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 129 in baby name popularity for boys with 3,153 occurrences. It ranked 11,637 in baby name popularity for girls with 9 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 137 in baby name popularity for boys with 2,920 occurrences. It ranked 18,775 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

Want to see how Silas sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Silas Name Popularity Page.

Silas Related Names

Silas is a diminutive of Silouanus.

Variants of the name Silas include Sylas.

Famous Silass

  • Silas ~ Biblical Character (Acts 15:22)
  • Silas Marner ~ Silas Marner character
  • Silas Weir Mitchell ~ Actor

Silas Numerology

What will your new littleSilas be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Silas are often daring and hearty but most of all they are read more >>

Silas 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.