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

Sylvan Origin and Meaning

The name Sylvan is a boy's name meaning "wood, forest".

One of the many variations of Silvanus, the name of the Roman forest god, and a little-used member of the freshly stylish Sylv- family of names. Silvan is the sleek German and Dutch form.

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TechnoKitten Says:


Beautiful and strong boy name

TechnoKitten Says:


Me too

SilverSky109 Says:


I love Sylvan! I think it's very charming. It makes me think of a silver-tinged forest. Truly one of the better name meanings out there for a boy, and such an intriguing, natural sound.

ARead Says:


I think so, too. Don't really like Silvio much...

babymagic Says:


I wanted to use this name for my daughter. Still think it would make a great girl name (with Sylvie as nickname), since I'm not a huge fan of Sylvia.

Guest Says:


I agree! Sylvan/Silvan is so interesting and charming!

AnonymousPerson Says:


Silvio has more charm? I prefer Sylvan.