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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 "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Silvia

Silvia Renate Sommerlath, Queen consort of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Silvia Pinal, Mexican actress
Silvia Angélica Navarro, Mexican actress
Silvia Solar (born Geneviève Couzain), French-Spanish actress
Silvia-Sorina Munteanu, Romanian operatic soprano
Silvia Colloca, Italian actress and chef
Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Ostergotland
Silvia Monfort (born Simone Marguerite Favre-Bertin), French actress

Pop Culture References for the name Silvia

Silvia, character in Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
"Silvia," song by Mike Snow
Silvia Broome, character from the movie "The Interpreter"

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

Silvia's International Variations

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