French variation of Latin Sylvia
"from the forest"

Sylvie Origin and Meaning

The name Sylvie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "from the forest".

Although Sylvia seems to be having somewhat of a revival among trendsetting baby namers, we'd still opt for the even gentler and more unusual Sylvie. Despite being dated in its native France (where it was popular during the 1950s and 60s), in English-speaking regions it still feels fresh and international without being unfamiliar and has a cosmopolitan, international air. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 2016.

Jason Bateman chose it as the middle name of his daughter Maple. In one of Lewis Carroll's lesser known novels, Sylvie and Bruno, Lady Sylvie is the princess of Fairyland.

# 425 in the US

Sylvie Rank in US Top 1000

# 70 on Nameberry

Sylvie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sylvie Popularity

Famous People Named Sylvie

  • Sylvie Georges VartanBulgarian,French singer
  • Sylvie TestudFrench actress
  • Sylvie GoulardFrench MEP
  • Sylvie BecaertFrench Olympic biathlete
  • Sylvie GoyChavent, French Senator
  • Sylvie BodorováCzech composer
  • Sylvie Françoise MeisDutch TV personality and model
  • Sylvie DesmarescauxFrench Senator
  • Sylvie BernierCanadian diver
  • Sylvie DaigleCanadian speed skater
  • Sylvie VerheydeFrench actress and director
  • Sylvie LéonardCanadian actress
  • Sylvie CourvoisierSwiss composer
  • Sylvie Kinigiformer President of Burundi
  • Sylvie GuillemFrench ballerina
  • Sylvie EmdurPolish wife of Australian television presenter Larry Emdur
  • Sylvie TellierMiss France 2002
  • Sylvie Chantecaillefounder of the luxury cosmetics brand Chantecaille
  • Maple Sylvie Batemandaughter of actor Jason Bateman

Sylvie in Pop Culture

  • Sylvie Lushton aka Enchantresscharacter in Marvel comics
  • "Sylvie" novella by Gérard de Nerval and its main character
  • Sylvie Brettcharacter on TV's Chicago Fire.
  • Sylvie Gaudetcharacter in film "Charade"
  • Sylvieprincess of Fairyland in Lewis Carroll novel "Sylvie and Bruno"

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