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Silas

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How popular is the baby name Silas in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 98 0 98
1881 73 0 73
1882 92 0 92
1883 77 0 77
1884 83 0 83
1885 73 0 73
1886 77 0 77
1887 64 0 64
1888 71 0 71
1889 67 0 67
1890 84 0 84
1891 58 0 58
1892 89 0 89
1893 57 0 57
1894 56 0 56
1895 68 0 68
1896 63 0 63
1897 53 0 53
1898 48 0 48
1899 55 0 55
1900 68 0 68
1901 37 0 37
1902 55 0 55
1903 47 0 47
1904 51 0 51
1905 43 0 43
1906 53 0 53
1907 45 0 45
1908 48 0 48
1909 62 0 62
1910 64 0 64
1911 59 0 59
1912 108 0 108
1913 126 0 126
1914 173 0 173
1915 197 0 197
1916 190 0 190
1917 205 0 205
1918 229 0 229
1919 202 0 202
1920 218 0 218
1921 224 0 224
1922 213 0 213
1923 206 0 206
1924 218 5 213
1925 219 0 219
1926 211 0 211
1927 183 0 183
1928 167 0 167
1929 177 0 177
1930 191 0 191
1931 169 0 169
1932 154 0 154
1933 143 0 143
1934 142 0 142
1935 143 0 143
1936 145 0 145
1937 110 0 110
1938 145 0 145
1939 140 0 140
1940 120 0 120
1941 118 0 118
1942 146 0 146
1943 136 0 136
1944 118 0 118
1945 112 0 112
1946 142 0 142
1947 132 0 132
1948 113 0 113
1949 139 0 139
1950 121 0 121
1951 93 0 93
1952 102 0 102
1953 113 0 113
1954 119 0 119
1955 87 0 87
1956 102 0 102
1957 117 0 117
1958 102 0 102
1959 97 0 97
1960 78 0 78
1961 87 0 87
1962 78 0 78
1963 97 0 97
1964 70 0 70
1965 90 0 90
1966 72 0 72
1967 52 0 52
1968 62 0 62
1969 66 0 66
1970 69 0 69
1971 73 0 73
1972 73 0 73
1973 94 0 94
1974 83 0 83
1975 111 0 111
1976 100 0 100
1977 92 0 92
1978 113 0 113
1979 112 0 112
1980 116 0 116
1981 132 0 132
1982 114 0 114
1983 124 0 124
1984 103 0 103
1985 116 0 116
1986 115 0 115
1987 121 0 121
1988 116 0 116
1989 118 0 118
1990 117 0 117
1991 133 0 133
1992 165 0 165
1993 155 0 155
1994 153 0 153
1995 204 0 204
1996 207 0 207
1997 229 0 229
1998 251 0 251
1999 288 0 288
2000 328 0 328
2001 376 0 376
2002 579 0 579
2003 559 0 559
2004 618 7 611
2005 659 0 659
2006 799 0 799
2007 937 0 937
2008 1,072 0 1,072
2009 1,384 11 1,373
2010 1,628 0 1,628
2011 2,106 0 2,106
2012 2,497 6 2,491
2013 3,402 5 3,397
2014 2,925 5 2,920
2015 3,162 9 3,153

Want to know about the popularity of the Silas baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,095 babies born with the name Silas in the United States. That's more than enough Silas to occupy the territory of Saint Martin (France) with an estimated population of 36,824 (as of January 1, 2009). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 98 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Silas" was in 2013 with a total of 3,397 babies. (That's a lot of baby Silas)

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Silas" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 41 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 2,925 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Silas popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Silas" mean? The list below shows the origins of Silas as well as things modernly associated with the name Silas such as celebrities named Silas.

Origin and Meaning of Silas

The name "Silas" is of Latin origin, and it means "Man of the Forest". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Inspirations for the Name Silas

Silas Burke
Silas Redd
Silas Young
Silas Clay
Silas Marner
Silas Randall Timberlake
Silas Timberlake
Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Botwin

Alternative Meanings

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

I is for ideals, no higher!

L is for love, your love of life!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

Your name in reverse order is "Salis". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lsias". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Silas born Mar 24, 1986

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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