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Girl Name: Silvia

Name: Silvia
Pronunciation: \s(i)-lvia, sil-via\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: woods, forest
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Salvia, Zilvia
Variant forms: Silva, Silvana, Silvanna, Silvestra, Silvi, Silvie, Silvija, Sirvana, Sirvanna, Silvy, Silvya, Sylvia, Sylvie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 459
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4001

Description

Silvia \s(i)-lvia, sil-via\ as a girl's name is pronounced SIL-vee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Silvia is "woods, forest". Variant of Sylvia. Shakespeare used Silvia for a heroine's name in "Two Gentlemen of Verona".

Silvia has 13 variant forms: Silva, Silvana, Silvanna, Silvestra, Silvi, Silvie, Silvija, Sirvana, Sirvanna, Silvy, Silvya, Sylvia and Sylvie.

Baby names that sound like Silvia are Salvia and Zilvia.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Silvia.

Popularity

Silvia is a very popular first name for women (#459 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4001 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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