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Sylvia Meaning


What does Sylvia mean?

The name Sylvia is of Latin and English origin.

The meaning of Sylvia is "from the forest".

Sylvia is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Syl-vi-a.

The Given Name Sylvia

Sylvia is a variant of Silvia. See Silvia for further details.

Sylvia appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A name fit for a child full of spirit and a positive vibe, a little adventurer.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Sylvia falls into the tree name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sylvia Fowles, and Sylvia Kristel.

Sylvia Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 490 in baby name popularity for girls with 631 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 482 in baby name popularity for girls with 644 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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

Sylvia Related Names

Sylvia is a variant of Silvia.

Famous Sylvias

  • Sylvia ~ Saint
  • Sylvia Fowles ~ Basketball Player
  • Sylvia Kristel ~ Actress
  • Sylvia Plath ~ Writer

Sylvia Numerology

What will your new littleSylvia 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 Sylvia are often grandiose and cultivated but most of all they are read more >>

Sylvia Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Sylvia.

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