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Silas

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41k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Silas

"Silas" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Man of the Forest". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Latin Sīlās, from Ancient Greek Σίλας (Sílas), from Aramaic שְׁאִילָא (šəʾīlā), cognate of Hebrew שָׁאוּל (šāʾūl, “Saul”).

  1. (biblical) The companion of Paul in the New Testament, also called Silvanus.
  2. A male given name of Biblical origin.

Silas was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Ladino, Latin, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Silas

Silas Weir Mitchell is an actor. He was most active from 1995 to 1995. Silas was given the name Silas Weir Mitchell Neilson on September 30th, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Silas Robertson is a hunter, television personality, reed maker, and us army veteran. His ongoing career started in 2002. Silas was given the name Silas Merritt Robertson on April 27th, 1948 in West Monroe, Louisiana, U.S.

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Silas was a saint. He holds the title Prophet, Disciple, Missionary, Bishop, and & Martyr. He breathed his last breath in 65.

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Silas was born on August 9th, 1979 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Silas was born on July 3rd, 1907. He passed away on July 13th, 1987.

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Silas Deane was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Connecticut, Delegate to the First Continental Congress from Connecticut, United States Envoy to France, Delegate to theSecond Continental CongressfromConnecticut, Delegate to theFirst Continental Congressf. Silas was born on January 4th, 1738 in Groton, Connecticut. He left this life on September 23rd, 1789.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Silas

Silas was a saint. He holds the title Prophet, Disciple, Missionary, Bishop, and & Martyr. He breathed his last breath in 65.

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Paul Silas is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, and Seattle SuperSonics. He was most active from 1964 to 1980. Paul was born on July 12th, 1943 in Prescott, Arkansas.

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Xavier Silas is a basketball player for the Bakersfield Jam, Maine Red Claws, BCM Gravelines, Philadelphia 76ers, Maccabi Ashdod B.C., Quimsa, Nea Kifissia B.C., Telekom Baskets Bonn, and San Lorenzo de Almagro (basketball) in the NBA Development League. He was most active from 2011 to present. Xavier was born on January 22nd, 1988 in San Antonio.

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James Silas is a basketball player for the Dallas Chaparrals, San Antonio Spurs, and Cleveland Cavaliers. His career lasted from 1972 to 1982. James was born on February 11th, 1949 in Tallulah, Louisiana.

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Stephen Silas is a basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball Association. Stephen was born in Boston.

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He breathed his last breath in 120.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 98 0 98
1881 73 0 73
1882 92 0 92
1883 77 0 77
1884 83 0 83
1885 73 0 73
1886 77 0 77
1887 64 0 64
1888 71 0 71
1889 67 0 67
1890 84 0 84
1891 58 0 58
1892 89 0 89
1893 57 0 57
1894 56 0 56
1895 68 0 68
1896 63 0 63
1897 53 0 53
1898 48 0 48
1899 55 0 55
1900 68 0 68
1901 37 0 37
1902 55 0 55
1903 47 0 47
1904 51 0 51
1905 43 0 43
1906 53 0 53
1907 45 0 45
1908 48 0 48
1909 62 0 62
1910 64 0 64
1911 59 0 59
1912 108 0 108
1913 126 0 126
1914 173 0 173
1915 197 0 197
1916 190 0 190
1917 205 0 205
1918 229 0 229
1919 202 0 202
1920 218 0 218
1921 224 0 224
1922 213 0 213
1923 206 0 206
1924 218 5 213
1925 219 0 219
1926 211 0 211
1927 183 0 183
1928 167 0 167
1929 177 0 177
1930 191 0 191
1931 169 0 169
1932 154 0 154
1933 143 0 143
1934 142 0 142
1935 143 0 143
1936 145 0 145
1937 109 0 109
1938 146 0 146
1939 140 0 140
1940 120 0 120
1941 118 0 118
1942 146 0 146
1943 136 0 136
1944 118 0 118
1945 112 0 112
1946 142 0 142
1947 132 0 132
1948 113 0 113
1949 139 0 139
1950 121 0 121
1951 93 0 93
1952 102 0 102
1953 113 0 113
1954 119 0 119
1955 87 0 87
1956 102 0 102
1957 117 0 117
1958 102 0 102
1959 97 0 97
1960 78 0 78
1961 87 0 87
1962 78 0 78
1963 97 0 97
1964 70 0 70
1965 90 0 90
1966 72 0 72
1967 52 0 52
1968 62 0 62
1969 66 0 66
1970 69 0 69
1971 73 0 73
1972 73 0 73
1973 94 0 94
1974 83 0 83
1975 111 0 111
1976 100 0 100
1977 92 0 92
1978 113 0 113
1979 112 0 112
1980 116 0 116
1981 132 0 132
1982 114 0 114
1983 124 0 124
1984 103 0 103
1985 116 0 116
1986 115 0 115
1987 121 0 121
1988 116 0 116
1989 118 0 118
1990 117 0 117
1991 133 0 133
1992 165 0 165
1993 155 0 155
1994 153 0 153
1995 204 0 204
1996 207 0 207
1997 230 0 230
1998 251 0 251
1999 288 0 288
2000 328 0 328
2001 376 0 376
2002 579 0 579
2003 560 0 560
2004 618 7 611
2005 659 0 659
2006 799 0 799
2007 938 0 938
2008 1,072 0 1,072
2009 1,384 11 1,373
2010 1,629 0 1,629
2011 2,109 0 2,109
2012 2,498 6 2,492
2013 3,408 5 3,403
2014 2,930 5 2,925
2015 3,182 9 3,173
2016 3,394 9 3,385

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Popularity of Silas as a first name

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Popularity of Silas as a last name

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Common last names for Silas

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Moore
  • White
  • Young
  • Anderson
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Silas U.S.
  White 24.97% 64.26%
  African American 56.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 9.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Silas

People with the last name Silas are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Silas

  • How Popular is the name Silas? Silas is the 1,126th most popular name of all time. As a last name Silas was the 7,080th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Silas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40,528 babies born with the first name Silas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Silas to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Silas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 98 new born babies.
  • When was Silas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Silas is Thursday, September 27th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Silas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Silas was in 2013 with a total of 3,403 babies. That's a lot of babies named Silas!
  • Random Silas Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Silas ranks 77th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 54 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Silas: Your name in reverse order is Salis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isals. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Silas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,729 people with the last name Silas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Silas? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Silas as their last name.

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