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Gender: Male Meaning of Sylvan: "wood, forest" Origin of Sylvan: Latin

The name Sylvan is a boy's name meaning "wood, forest". Sylvan and is often added to lists like Tree Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

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One of the many variations of Sylvanus, name of the Roman forest god. The Latinate Silvio has more charm.

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Famous People Named Sylvan

Sylvan Augustus Ebanks-Blake, British footballer
Sylvan Nathan Goldman, American inventor of the shopping cart
Sylvan Richardson, British guitarist of Simply Red

Pop Culture References for the name Sylvan

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Sylvan Forester, character in Thomas Love Peacock's 1817 novel 'Melincourt; or, Sir Oran Haut-on'
Sylvan Esso, band