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Boy Name: Silas

Name: Silas
Pronunciation: \s(i)-las\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: forest, woods
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Sills, Celso
Variant forms: Silvan, Silvano, Silvaon, Silvanus, Silvio, Sylas, Sylvan
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 719
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4815


Silas \s(i)-las\ as a boy's name is pronounced SYE-las. It is of Latin origin. Short form of Silvanus, from a Greek name meaning "forest, woods". Biblical: Silas was a missionary companion to Paul and Timothy. Used by the Puritans.

Silas has 7 variant forms: Silvan, Silvano, Silvaon, Silvanus, Silvio, Sylas and Sylvan.

Baby names that sound like Silas are Sills and Celso.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Silas.


Silas is a somewhat popular first name for men (#719 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4815 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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