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Sylvia

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3k Sylvie (French)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 81 81 0
1881 67 67 0
1882 79 79 0
1883 79 79 0
1884 87 87 0
1885 112 112 0
1886 137 137 0
1887 135 135 0
1888 166 166 0
1889 166 166 0
1890 223 223 0
1891 218 218 0
1892 275 275 0
1893 286 286 0
1894 288 288 0
1895 276 276 0
1896 340 340 0
1897 357 357 0
1898 391 391 0
1899 371 371 0
1900 446 446 0
1901 390 390 0
1902 411 411 0
1903 464 464 0
1904 497 497 0
1905 528 528 0
1906 622 617 5
1907 617 611 6
1908 748 748 0
1909 847 847 0 #93 girl name
1910 1,000 1,000 0 #92 girl name
1911 1,184 1,184 0 #82 girl name
1912 1,648 1,639 9 #77 girl name
1913 2,022 2,013 9 #72 girl name
1914 2,578 2,565 13 #70 girl name
1915 3,292 3,284 8 #67 girl name
1916 3,422 3,414 8 #68 girl name
1917 3,481 3,469 12 #69 girl name
1918 3,683 3,675 8 #71 girl name
1919 3,419 3,412 7 #77 girl name
1920 3,323 3,318 5 #85 girl name
1921 3,314 3,296 18 #88 girl name
1922 2,968 2,961 7 #94 girl name
1923 2,851 2,837 14 #98 girl name
1924 2,765 2,758 7
1925 2,553 2,536 17
1926 2,543 2,527 16
1927 2,356 2,347 9
1928 2,238 2,223 15
1929 2,054 2,038 16
1930 1,840 1,829 11
1931 1,940 1,928 12
1932 2,582 2,566 16 #96 girl name
1933 2,949 2,936 13 #84 girl name
1934 3,490 3,474 16 #70 girl name
1935 3,640 3,621 19 #60 girl name
1936 4,180 4,156 24 #53 girl name
1937 4,382 4,364 18 #50 girl name
1938 4,269 4,256 13 #55 girl name
1939 3,893 3,871 22 #62 girl name
1940 3,822 3,802 20 #62 girl name
1941 3,803 3,787 16 #65 girl name
1942 3,734 3,727 7 #72 girl name
1943 3,642 3,624 18 #76 girl name
1944 3,305 3,290 15 #83 girl name
1945 3,386 3,375 11 #83 girl name
1946 4,106 4,093 13 #82 girl name
1947 4,115 4,098 17 #97 girl name
1948 3,679 3,670 9 #100 girl name
1949 3,826 3,817 9 #94 girl name
1950 3,627 3,617 10 #97 girl name
1951 3,779 3,769 10 #97 girl name
1952 3,796 3,788 8 #99 girl name
1953 3,822 3,815 7 #100 girl name
1954 4,091 4,082 9
1955 4,012 4,000 12
1956 4,153 4,145 8
1957 4,326 4,304 22
1958 4,168 4,156 12
1959 3,871 3,853 18
1960 3,833 3,823 10
1961 3,764 3,743 21
1962 3,477 3,457 20
1963 3,292 3,280 12
1964 2,954 2,943 11
1965 2,968 2,955 13
1966 2,417 2,411 6
1967 2,221 2,209 12
1968 1,971 1,960 11
1969 1,825 1,812 13
1970 1,738 1,728 10
1971 1,589 1,578 11
1972 1,468 1,463 5
1973 1,347 1,347 0
1974 1,364 1,355 9
1975 1,152 1,143 9
1976 1,062 1,057 5
1977 990 982 8
1978 954 948 6
1979 1,022 1,017 5
1980 965 958 7
1981 1,015 1,009 6
1982 992 984 8
1983 1,042 1,036 6
1984 1,016 1,003 13
1985 936 929 7
1986 882 875 7
1987 871 863 8
1988 862 854 8
1989 807 799 8
1990 823 818 5
1991 831 831 0
1992 715 710 5
1993 687 687 0
1994 592 592 0
1995 589 589 0
1996 551 551 0
1997 516 516 0
1998 550 550 0
1999 536 536 0
2000 539 539 0
2001 512 512 0
2002 532 532 0
2003 502 502 0
2004 512 512 0
2005 546 546 0
2006 581 581 0
2007 587 587 0
2008 554 554 0
2009 555 555 0
2010 525 525 0
2011 529 529 0
2012 576 576 0
2013 593 593 0
2014 633 633 0
2015 658 658 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Sylvia baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 238,746 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sylvia" ranks #64 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 12 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1911. Across the entire United States a total of 1,184 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Sylvia

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

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Sylvia

Sylvia Browne
Sylvia Day
Sylvia Rivera
Sylvia Burwell
Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Likens
Sylvia Plath Poems
Sylvia Plath Quotes

Alternative Meanings

S is for serious, not always joking.

Y is for young, the years never show!

L is for little, the little things you do.

V is for valor, your strength.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

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 "Slavyi". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sylvia born Nov 25, 1943

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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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 775. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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