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Gender: Male Meaning of Sylvain: "wood, forest" Origin of Sylvain: French form of Sylvanus

The name Sylvain is a boy's name of French origin meaning "wood, forest". Sylvain and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Doesn't everything sound better with a French accent? Sylvain, the French variation of the Roman wood god's name, sounds somehow sexier and more sophisticated than Sylvan.

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Famous People Named Sylvain

Sylvain Chavanel: Famous Tour de France cyclist
Sylvain Longchambon, French ice dancer
Sylvain White, French-born film director
Sylvain Hunter, YouTube animator and creator of 'Nyan Battle'.

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KJGlitter Says:


Gotta be honest here, I still prefer Sylvan to Sylvain. I actually think Sylvan sounds more sophisticated.