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Gender: Female Meaning of Sylvie: "from the forest" Origin of Sylvie: French variation of Latin Sylvia Sylvie's Popularity in 2017: #993

The name Sylvie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "from the forest". Sylvie is ranked #993 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Sylvie

Sylvie Georges Vartan, Bulgarian-French singer
Sylvie Testud, French actress
Sylvie Goulard, French MEP
Sylvie Becaert, French Olympic biathlete
Sylvie Goy-Chavent, French Senator
Sylvie Bodorová, Czech composer
Sylvie Françoise Meis, Dutch TV personality and model
Sylvie Desmarescaux, French Senator
Sylvie Bernier, Canadian diver
Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater
Sylvie Verheyde, French actress and director
Sylvie Léonard, Canadian actress
Sylvie Courvoisier, Swiss composer
Sylvie Kinigi, former President of Burundi
Sylvie Guillem, French ballerina
Sylvie Tellier, Miss France 2002
Sylvie Chantecaille, founder of the luxury cosmetics brand Chantecaille
Maple Sylvie Bateman, daughter of actor Jason Bateman

Pop Culture References for the name Sylvie

Sylvie Lushton aka Enchantress, character in Marvel comics
"Sylvie," novella by Gérard de Nerval and its main character
Sylvie Brett, character on TV's Chicago Fire.
Sylvie Gaudet, character in film "Charade"
Sylvie, princess of Fairyland in Lewis Carroll novel "Sylvie and Bruno"