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Gender: Male Meaning of Silvio: "wood, forest" Origin of Silvio: Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Silvius

The name Silvio is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese origin meaning "wood, forest". Silvio and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names Ending In O and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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Shiny and sylvan choice.

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Famous People Named Silvio

Silvio Berlusconi, 59th Prime Minister of Italy
Silvio Muccino, Italian actor
Silvio Ottavio Conte, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
Silvio Rodríguez (Domínguez), Cuban folk singer
Silvio Piola, Italian footballer
Silvio Leonard (Sarría), Cuban Olympic sprinter
Silvio Santos (born Senor Abravanel) Brazilian TV presenter and entrepreneur
Silvio Horta, American TV writer and producer
Silvio Passerini, Italian cardinal
Silvio Gesell, German economist
Silvio Gazzaniga, Italian sculptor
Silvio Orlando, Italian actor

Pop Culture References for the name Silvio

Silvio Silk, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Silvio Dante, character on TV show "The Sopranos"


Kathleen Rowsam Says:


This is my little boy's name...after my Grandfather and Uncle. I absolutely adore this name and I hope my children continue to pass it on. I think it is unique and strong, and reminds me of wonderful men that I would love my son to emulate!

thenamer007 Says:


The Sopranos lol

Michaela Says:


Unexpectedly, I like this. I especially love that it includes my Brazilian roots!

Elvie23 Says:


Strongly considering this name in honor of my grandfather, Forest. I'm hoping to avoid run, Forest, run comments.