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Popularity
238k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Sylvia

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Forest
  • #309 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
3k Sylvie (French)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188081810
188167670
188279790
188379790
188487870
18851121120
18861371370
18871351350
18881661660
18891661660
18902232230
18912182180
18922752750
18932862860
18942882880
18952762760
18963403400
18973573570
18983913910
18993713710
19004464460
19013903900
19024114110
19034644640
19044974970
19055285280
19066226175
19076176116
19087487480
19098478470#93 girl name
19101,0001,0000#92 girl name
19111,1841,1840#82 girl name
19121,6471,6389#77 girl name
19132,0222,0139#72 girl name
19142,5782,56513#70 girl name
19153,2923,2848#67 girl name
19163,4223,4148#69 girl name
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19183,6833,6758#71 girl name
19193,4193,4127#77 girl name
19203,3243,3195#85 girl name
19213,3143,29618#88 girl name
19222,9672,9607#94 girl name
19232,8512,83714#98 girl name
19242,7652,7587
19252,5522,53517
19262,5442,52816
19272,3562,3479
19282,2382,22315
19292,0542,03816
19301,8401,82911
19311,9401,92812
19322,5822,56616#96 girl name
19332,9492,93613#84 girl name
19343,4913,47516#70 girl name
19353,6393,62019#60 girl name
19364,1804,15624#53 girl name
19374,3824,36418#50 girl name
19384,2694,25613#56 girl name
19393,8933,87122#62 girl name
19403,8223,80220#62 girl name
19413,8043,78816#65 girl name
19423,7343,7277#72 girl name
19433,6423,62418#76 girl name
19443,3043,28915#83 girl name
19453,3863,37511#83 girl name
19464,1064,09313#82 girl name
19474,1154,09817#97 girl name
19483,6793,6709#100 girl name
19493,8263,8179#94 girl name
19503,6263,61610#97 girl name
19513,7793,76910#97 girl name
19523,8003,7928#99 girl name
19533,8173,8107
19544,0904,0819
19554,0134,00112
19564,1544,1468
19574,3234,30122
19584,1684,15612
19593,8713,85318
19603,8333,82310
19613,7653,74421
19623,4753,45520
19633,2933,28112
19642,9522,94111
19652,9682,95513
19662,4172,4116
19672,2242,21212
19681,9701,95911
19691,8251,81213
19701,7371,72710
19711,5891,57811
19721,4681,4635
19731,3471,3470
19741,3641,3559
19751,1521,1439
19761,0611,0565
19779919838
19789539476
19791,0231,0185
19809659587
19811,0151,0096
19829929848
19831,0421,0366
19841,0171,00413
19859359287
19868828757
19878718638
19888628548
19898077998
19908238185
19918318310
19927147095
19936856850
19945925920
19955895890
19965515510
19975165160
19985505500
19995365360
20005375370
20015125120
20025325320
20035025020
20045125120
20055465460
20065815810
20075875870
20085545540
20095555550
20105255250
20115285280
20125755750
20135925920
20146306300

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 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sylvia" ranks #59 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 51 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1940. Across the entire United States a total of 3,822 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 strength, there when needed.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

V is for vision, few can share.

I is for interest, you show in others.

A is for activities, for you have many.

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

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 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.

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Sylvia Syms

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

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Sylvia Sidney

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

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Sylvia Miles

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

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Sylvia Millecam

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

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Sylvia Chang

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

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Past life for Sylvia born Jan 21, 1950

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 Northern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Name poster for Sylvia

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