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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #309 most popular

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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 sensitive, another side shows.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

L is for love, everlasting.

V is for vitality, your lust for living.

I is for ideals, no higher!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Aivlys". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yasliv". 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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sylvia" is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 34 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of only 862 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 south? 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 Jan 15, 2012

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 Southern Africa approximately on 925. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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