English word name, diminutive of Sylvester
"wood, forest"

Sly Origin and Meaning

The name Sly is a boy's name of English origin.

A bit too cunning.

Sly Popularity

Famous People Named Sly

  • Sylvester "Sly Stone" StewartAmerican musician, producer, and funk pioneer. Frontman of the band Sly and the Family Stone.
  • Michael Sylvester "Sly" StalloneAmerican actor, producer, and director

Sly in Pop Culture

  • Sly Cooperthe protagonist in the Sly Cooper video games