Sylvia

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Gender: F Meaning of Sylvia: "from the forest" Origin of Sylvia: Latin Sylvia's Popularity in 2014: #493

The musical, sylvan Sylvia seems poised to join former friends Frances and Beatrice and Dorothy back in the nursery.

Sylvia has been consistently on the popularity list since records started being kept. She was a Top 100 name from 1932 to 1948, reaching a high of Number 48 in 1932. Sylvia currently ranks at Number 493 on the popularity list.

Spelled Silvia, she was the mother of the twins Remus and Romulus, who were the mythological founders of Rome, and was a character in Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Bard also penned the immortal lines "Who is Silvia? what is she, that all our swains admire her?" -- words echoed in the Edward Albee play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Sylvias have also played major roles in Clare Booth Luce's classic play The Women and the Fellini film La Dolce Vita.

Sylvia Plath was the Tragic Heroine of modern poetry.

The French Sylvie is an appealing alternative.

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Famous People Named Sylvia

(Estelle) Sylvia Pankhurst, English suffragette and socialist
Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist
Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow), American actress
Sylvia Peterson, American singer of The Chiffons
Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles, American basketball player
Sylvia Louise Hitchcock, Miss USA and Miss Universe 1967
Sylvia of Hollywood (born Symnove Johanne Waaler), Swedish-American fitness guru to the stars
Sylvia Celeste Browne, American psychic and author
Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, mother of the Davies boys, the inspiration for J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan character
Sylvia Lucia Peters, British television presenter and actress
(Ai-chia) Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress/pop singer
Sylvia Jeffreys, Australian journalist and TV presenter
Sylvia Lim (Swee Lian), Singaporean politician
Sylvia Moy, American songwriter and producer
Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell, American college basketball coach
Sylvia Alice Earle, American marine biologist
Sylvia Grey Dalton (b. 2012), daughter of actor Brett Dalton

Pop Culture References for the Name Sylvia

Sylvia, ballet by Leo Delibes
Sylvia, character in Graham Greene's "The End of the Affair"
Sylvia, the goat in Edward Albee's "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?"
Sylvia Fine, Fran's mother on TV's "The Nanny"
Sylvia Garland, character in film "The Truman Show"
Sylvia Tietjens, Christopher's unfaithful Roman Catholic wife, a malicious beauty, in novels by Ford Madox Ford
Sylvia Weis, character in film "In Time'
Queen Sylvia, ruler of Halloway in "The Black Jewels" trilogy
Sylvia Redbird, character in the 'House Of Night' series by PC Cast
Sylvia Bennington, character in films "Three Men And A Baby" and "Three Men And A Little Lady"
Sylvia the Zbornak, character on TV's "Wander Over Yonder"
Sylvia Miskin McFly ( aka Trixie Trotter), character in the Back to the Future video game

Silvaine, Silvania, Silvanna, Silvianne, Silvie, Sylva, Sylvana, Sylvee, Sylvian, Sylviana, Sylvine, Zilvia

Sylvia's International Variations

Sylvianne, Sylvette, Sylvie (French) Silivia (Hawaiian) Silva (Italian) Silwia (Polish) Silvina, Silvia, Silvana, Silveria (Spanish)

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