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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Silo

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  • A submission from South Carolina, United States says the name Silo means "The unsought; the wanderer" and is of Latin origin.
  • A user from Wisconsin, United States says the name Silo is of Hebrew origin and means "He who is to be sent, quiet, peaceful, tranquil, calm".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Si"lo
A pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and outside moisture. See Ensilage.

Etymology: F

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A cylindrical tower used for storing silage
  2. Military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired

From Spanish silo, of unclear origin. See silo for more.

  1. (agriculture) A vertical building, usually cylindrical, used for the storage of grain.
  2. (military) An underground bunker used to hold missiles which may be launched.
  3. (pejorative, management) An organizational unit that has poor interaction with other units, negatively affecting overall performance.
  4. (pejorative, informatics) A structure in the information system that is poorly networked with other structures, with data exchange hampered.
    Our networking is organized in silos, and employees lose time manually transferring data.
  5. (pejorative, slang) A self-enclosed group of like-minded individuals.

silo was also found in the following language(s): Czech, French, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Silo

Silo is royalty. His career lasted from 774 to 783.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Silo

Susan Silo is an actress, singer, and voice actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to present. Susan was born on July 27th, 1942 in New York City. Susan is also known as Susie Silo.


Silo is royalty. His career lasted from 774 to 783.



Adam was born on December 25th, 1674. He left this life in 1760.


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Popularity of Silo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Silo U.S.
  White 54.03% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 31.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Silo

People with the last name Silo are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Silo

  • How Popular is the name Silo? As a last name Silo was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Silo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Silo is Saturday, August 4th, 1900.
  • How unique is the name Silo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Silo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Silo: Your name in reverse order is Olis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sloi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Silo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Silo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Silo? Silo is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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