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Ranked #309


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 9 (Ranked #1013).

What does the name "Sylvia" mean?

Sylvia (Latin): Forest

The name "Sylvia" is of Latin origin and it means "Forest". It's a name commonly given to girls.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

Y is for young, the years never show!

L is for lucky, who is more?

V is for vision, few can share.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Aivlys". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aviyls". 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.

How popular is the name "Sylvia" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Sylvia? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 238,071 babies born with the name Sylvia in the United States. That's more than enough Sylvias to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 81 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sylvia" was in 1937 with a total of 4,364 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sylvias)

According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sylvia" is not a popular baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 49 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1949. Across the entire United States a total of 3,826 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Sylvia popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sylvia in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Sylvia

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath is a poet, novelist and short story writer. Sylvia was born in 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


Sylvia Syms

Sylvia Syms is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1955 to present. Sylvia was born in 1934 as Sylvia May Laura Syms in Woolwich, London, England, UK.


Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1926 to 1998. Sylvia was born in 1910 as Sophia Kosow in The Bronx, New York, U.S.


Sylvia Miles

Sylvia Miles is an actress. Sylvia was born in 1932 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Sylvia Millecam

Sylvia Millecam is an actress and comedian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1985 to 2001. Sylvia was born in 1956 in The Hague, Netherlands.


Sylvia Chang

Sylvia Chang is an actress, writer, director, and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1981 to present. Sylvia was born in 1953 as Ai-chia Sylvia Chang in Chiayi, Taiwan.


Past life for Sylvia born Nov 28, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. 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.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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