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Sylvester Meaning


What does Sylvester mean?

The name Sylvester is of Latin and English origin.

The meaning of Sylvester is "from the forest".

Sylvester is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Syl-ves-ter.

The Given Name Sylvester

Sylvester is a variant of Silvester. See Silvester for further details.

Embraced by many parents, the name Sylvester, is one of warmth and allure.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Sylvester falls into the tree name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sylvester Gozzolini, and Sylvester I.

Sylvester Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,128 in baby name popularity for boys with 66 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,084 in baby name popularity for boys with 67 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Sylvester has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Sylvester Name Popularity Page.

Sylvester Related Names

Sylvester is a variant of Silvester.

The name Sylvestre is a form of Sylvester.

Famous Sylvesters

  • Sylvester ~ Pope (1105-1111)
  • Sylvester Gozzolini ~ Saint
  • Sylvester I ~ Pope (314-335), Saint
  • Sylvester II ~ Pope (999-1003)
  • Sylvester III ~ Pope (1045)
  • Sylvester of Troina ~ Saint
  • Sylvester Stallone ~ Actor

Sylvester Numerology

What will your new littleSylvester 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 Sylvester are often generous and grumpy but most of all they are read more >>

Sylvester Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Sylvester.

Just for fun, see the name Sylvester 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 Sylvester in Nautical Flags page.