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Gender: Male Pronunciation: sil-VAYN Meaning of Silvain: "wood, forest" Origin of Silvain: Latin

The name Silvain is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "wood, forest". Silvain and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

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Woodsy name referring to the Roman tree god Silvanus.

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Pop Culture References for the name Silvain

Silvain Pons, central character of Balzac's "Le Cousin Pons" (1847); a composer, squanderer and, eventually, gluttonous parasite

Sil, Sylvanus, Silvius, Sill, Silvanus, Sylvan

Silvain's International Variations

Silviano, Silvanio, Silvano, Silbanio (Spanish) Silvino, Silverio (Portuguese) Sylvain, Silvestre (French) Sylvester, Silas, Selvyn (English) Silvio (Italian) Silvester, Silvan (German)

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Floris Says:


Same.... The n would be pronounced if it was Silvaine, but it's not a girl's name... So:)

clairels Says:


I think the pronunciation is more like Sil-VA(N) with a swallowed N.

indiefendi2 Says:


This is pronounced Sil-VAHN not Sil-vayn