Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: forest, woods
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)