Gender: Female Meaning of Sylvie: "from the forest" Origin of Sylvie: French variation of Latin Sylvia Sylvie's Popularity in 2019: #874

Sylvie Origin and Meaning

The name Sylvie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "from the forest".

Although Sylvia seems to be having somewhat of a revival among trendsetting babynamers, we'd still opt for the even gentler and more unusual Sylvie. It feels exotic without being unfamiliar and has a cosmopolitan, international air. It debuted on the US Top 1000 in 2016.

Jason Bateman chose it as the middle name of his daughter Maple. In one of Lewis Carroll's lesser known novels, Sylvie and Bruno, Lady Sylvie is the princess of Fairyland.

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Rank in US: #874

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ivy194 Says:


It's cute, I guess. I definitely prefer Sylvia with the nn Sylvie :)
Sylvie's a little too cutesy imo, but it's a nice name

amimi Says:


My 8 year old daughter is named Sylvie Nanette. It fits her perfectly -- she is sweet, spunky, sassy and smart!

fearlessfirefly Says:


I love it as a middle name too! I have Kerensa Sylvie on my list.

AmberEL Says:


The perfect name for my first child. I wanted something vintage sounding but also whimsical and elegant. I didn’t want it to be popular at all either, 2017 in the US. I saw the name on this site and before I knew it I became obsessed. She’s my beautiful Sylvie Wilhelmina. I think Sylvie is perfect alternative to Evie and Sophie. Now to think of the perfect sibling names!

rubylark Says:


Sylvie is so cute! It's not too popular yet is still familiar sounding. Way better than other S- names, like Sylvia or Sophie.

Happygirl802 Says:


Agree that is adorable!!

Happygirl802 Says:


I like this name a lot but a friend named her baby Sylvie and EVERYONE confuses it with Sophie. I think Margot or Collette are better French options but can’t decide which I like better.

RoseGoldHeart Says:


Terrible name. Just go for Sylvia, the original, (Silvia sounds like saliva), instead of Sill-vee.
SYLVIA is just better!

Genevieve Whitelock Says:


Love the meaning of this name

MissusAytch Says:


Sleek and sophisticated but also sweet and simple. Great name.

scblovesnames Says:


This is cute, and I'd prefer this as a middle. Zinnia Sylvie Luz would be an adorable name.

raefrank Says:


This is my daughter's name; I absolutely love it. I'm surprised by how often she gets called Sophie.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this, even more than Sylvia. I only ever knew one Sylvie and she was actually French.

elliejsmith Says:


I've never really like Sylvia, but Sylvie is very attractive to me. I think we may use this for our daughter due in June!

vintageisfave Says:


I know someone named Sylvie-Grace and I think it's really pretty, although I would never use it!

headintheclouds Says:


I love Sylvie as a middle name- it has that French-name quality where it sounds good with everything. It also sounds elegant, yet also charming with a touch of whimsy. I just think it's so much better than the more tired-sounding Sylvia.

I'm one of those people who is very picky with their whole name combination- I have to love the middle name as much as the first, so I love that Sylvie has such a lovely sound, and that I love it so much!

mickie86 Says:


I love this name! Classic touch with a trendy feel. One of my favorites!

babymagic Says:


Wild and free

Aniela123 Says:


,y sisters name, it's ok

Bobcat108 Says:


I would spell it Silvie...which, if I remember correctly, is the name of a character in the Little Maida series of books from the early part of the 20th century.

jordalini Says:


I don't like this as a name, but it is a lovely nickname.

chellemma1 Says:


I think Sylvie is a lovely name - I much prefer it to Sylvia which sounds quite harsh to me, Sylvie is much prettier.

Guest Says:


I think Sylvie is more cuter and younger than Sylvia. Sylvia sounds more adult.

MaryKathryn Says:


My best friend has a cat named Sylvester and I call him "Sylvie". I couldn't really imagine using it for any other situation. I'm just not a big fan.



Love Sylvie as nn for Sylvia!