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Gender: Male Origin of Sly: English word name, diminutive of Sylvester Meaning of Sylvester: Latin, "wood, forest"

The name Sly is a boy's name of English origin. Sly and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Harry Potter House Sorting Name Game".

From the experts:

A bit too cunning.

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Famous People Named Sly

Sly and the Family Stone - American band

Pop Culture References for the name Sly

Sly Cooper, the protagonist in the Sly Cooper video games


fflurdelis Says:


this is my brother's nickname. his real name is Simon.

mabespark Says:


You are asking for it with this name.