Gender: Female Meaning of Silvia: "from the woods" Origin of Silvia: Latin

The name Silvia is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian, Latin origin meaning "from the woods". Silvia and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "How do you spell it?!".

From the experts:

This original form of the name -- the more familiar Sylvia spelling came later -- seems more modern now.

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Pop Culture References for the name Silvia

Sylvia, Silvy, Sylvana, Silvija, Silvanna, Zylvia, Silvya, Zilvia

Silvia's International Variations

Silvina, Silvana, Silveria (Spanish) Silvia, Silva (Italian) Silwia (Polish) Sylvianne, Silvie, Sylvette (French)


paulapuddephatt Says:


This is the original spelling? Well, I do really like it. I think that Sylvia still has the edge for me, especially with the Plath association, but I adore both spellings. I love Sylvie, also.

BrittanyBrown Says:


Me too.

Toronto87 Says:


this is the odd name where i don't have a preferable spelling. Maybe I'd use whatever was more common in my area just to minimize spelling issues.

livelovewrite Says:


I adore both spellings. I'm not sure if I even have a preference, though I'd go with Sylvia, just so she might not have to correct the spelling of her name as often.

Catastroffy Says:


I prefer this to Sylvia. I find it looks...better, somehow, without the Y.