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Sylvester

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 89 0 89
1881 76 0 76
1882 74 0 74
1883 69 0 69
1884 67 0 67
1885 82 0 82
1886 73 0 73
1887 71 0 71
1888 83 0 83
1889 112 0 112
1890 99 6 93
1891 64 0 64
1892 104 6 98
1893 85 0 85
1894 108 7 101
1895 99 0 99
1896 111 0 111
1897 111 0 111
1898 115 0 115
1899 94 0 94
1900 138 7 131
1901 128 8 120
1902 141 6 135
1903 119 5 114
1904 135 11 124
1905 126 0 126
1906 133 8 125
1907 159 8 151
1908 175 9 166
1909 157 6 151
1910 210 10 200
1911 225 6 219
1912 353 5 348
1913 472 8 464
1914 547 9 538
1915 715 9 706
1916 724 9 715
1917 739 24 715
1918 786 20 766
1919 771 22 749
1920 819 12 807
1921 772 17 755
1922 720 13 707
1923 749 21 728
1924 726 18 708
1925 703 13 690
1926 714 27 687
1927 627 16 611
1928 612 15 597
1929 585 15 570
1930 612 14 598
1931 535 9 526
1932 569 10 559
1933 504 9 495
1934 509 11 498
1935 541 11 530
1936 481 0 481
1937 484 9 475
1938 510 7 503
1939 486 14 472
1940 468 7 461
1941 546 9 537
1942 498 0 498
1943 511 9 502
1944 535 0 535
1945 514 6 508
1946 536 0 536
1947 597 0 597
1948 611 9 602
1949 585 0 585
1950 655 12 643
1951 643 0 643
1952 607 7 600
1953 648 9 639
1954 641 7 634
1955 656 10 646
1956 623 6 617
1957 606 0 606
1958 578 0 578
1959 567 8 559
1960 509 5 504
1961 519 0 519
1962 470 5 465
1963 462 7 455
1964 389 0 389
1965 387 0 387
1966 325 0 325
1967 303 7 296
1968 263 5 258
1969 242 0 242
1970 251 7 244
1971 299 7 292
1972 229 5 224
1973 241 0 241
1974 195 0 195
1975 218 0 218
1976 190 0 190
1977 217 0 217
1978 223 0 223
1979 249 0 249
1980 204 0 204
1981 221 6 215
1982 218 0 218
1983 183 0 183
1984 209 0 209
1985 194 0 194
1986 199 0 199
1987 199 0 199
1988 203 0 203
1989 193 0 193
1990 203 0 203
1991 135 0 135
1992 115 0 115
1993 143 0 143
1994 132 0 132
1995 121 0 121
1996 90 0 90
1997 103 0 103
1998 80 0 80
1999 91 0 91
2000 90 0 90
2001 80 0 80
2002 78 0 78
2003 83 0 83
2004 63 0 63
2005 67 0 67
2006 77 0 77
2007 62 0 62
2008 67 0 67
2009 67 0 67
2010 62 0 62
2011 60 0 60
2012 57 0 57
2013 75 0 75
2014 75 0 75
2015 73 0 73

Want to know about the popularity of the Sylvester baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,175 babies born with the name Sylvester in the United States. That's more than enough Sylvesters to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 89 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sylvester" was in 1920 with a total of 807 babies.

According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sylvester" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 42 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1917. Across the entire United States a total of 739 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Sylvester popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Sylvester

The name "Sylvester" is of English origin, and it means "From the Forest". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is an actor, screenwriter, film director, and boxing promoter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to present. Sylvester was born in 1946 as Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Sylvester Morris

Sylvester Morris is a NFL player. Sylvester was born in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Sylvester

Sylvester Mccoy
Sylvester Singer
Sylvester Stallone Age
Sylvester Stallone Height
Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone Son
Sylvester Stallone Workout
Sylvester The Cat
Sylvester You Are My Friend

Alternative Meanings

S is for serene, your calm time.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

S is for serious, not always joking.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

E is for elegant, born within you.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

Your name in reverse order is "Retsevlys". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Vstreseyl". 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 Sylvester born Jun 30, 1927

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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 Tibet approximately on 1825. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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