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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Silvia mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Silvia

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  • A submission from Connecticut, United States says the name Silvia means "Forest/ mother of the founders of Rome" and is of Latin origin.
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  1. Type genus of the Sylviidae: warblers
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Feminine form of Silvius, from Latin silva (“forest”). In myths, Rhea Silvia was the mother of famous twins Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. 6th-century saint Silvia was the mother of the pope Gregory the Great.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A surname​.

Silvia was also found in the following language(s): Estonian, Faroese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Silvia

Silvia is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to present. Silvia was born as the child of Walther Sommerlath and Alice Sommerlath on December 23rd, 1943 in Heidelberg.

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Silvia was born on July 23rd, 1977 in Milan.

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Marlene Favela is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Marlene was given the name Silvia Marlene Favela Meraz on August 5th, 1976 in Santiago Papasquiaro.

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Silvia was born on June 24th, 1986 in Ruse, Bulgaria. Silvia is also known as Miteva and Sylvia.

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Silvia Navarro is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Silvia was given the name Silvia Angélica Navarro Barva on September 14th, 1978 in Irapuato.

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Silvia Pinal is an actress and producer. She was most active from 1949 to present. Silvia was given the name Silvia Pinal Hidalgo on September 12th, 1931 in Guaymas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Silvia

Silvia is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to present. Silvia was born as the child of Walther Sommerlath and Alice Sommerlath on December 23rd, 1943 in Heidelberg.

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Saint was born in 515 in Rome or Sicily. She breathed her last breath in 592.

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Alan Silvia is a Member of theMassachusetts House of Representatives. Alan was born on October 19th, 1951 in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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Maria was born on February 16th, 1944. She left this life on July 26th, 2009.

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Stephen was born on February 2nd, 1959 in Buffalo, New York.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 6 6 0
1886 7 7 0
1887 7 7 0
1888 5 5 0
1889 7 7 0
1890 7 7 0
1894 7 7 0
1895 6 6 0
1896 9 9 0
1897 12 12 0
1898 9 9 0
1899 12 12 0
1900 12 12 0
1901 10 10 0
1902 12 12 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 5 5 0
1905 10 10 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 11 11 0
1908 9 9 0
1909 15 15 0
1910 19 19 0
1911 16 16 0
1912 30 30 0
1913 17 17 0
1914 24 24 0
1915 34 34 0
1916 43 43 0
1917 41 41 0
1918 43 43 0
1919 54 54 0
1920 42 42 0
1921 43 43 0
1922 36 36 0
1923 55 55 0
1924 28 28 0
1925 36 36 0
1926 47 47 0
1927 43 43 0
1928 35 35 0
1929 22 22 0
1930 30 30 0
1931 37 37 0
1932 15 15 0
1933 28 28 0
1934 25 25 0
1935 41 41 0
1936 37 37 0
1937 33 33 0
1938 46 46 0
1939 44 44 0
1940 48 48 0
1941 44 44 0
1942 57 57 0
1943 50 50 0
1944 58 58 0
1945 58 58 0
1946 82 82 0
1947 72 72 0
1948 80 80 0
1949 94 94 0
1950 99 99 0
1951 127 127 0
1952 129 129 0
1953 131 131 0
1954 137 137 0
1955 231 231 0
1956 235 235 0
1957 255 255 0
1958 252 252 0
1959 244 244 0
1960 229 229 0
1961 267 267 0
1962 265 265 0
1963 251 251 0
1964 261 261 0
1965 296 296 0
1966 279 274 5
1967 283 283 0
1968 287 287 0
1969 326 326 0
1970 299 299 0
1971 295 295 0
1972 315 315 0
1973 289 289 0
1974 356 356 0
1975 346 346 0
1976 330 330 0
1977 323 323 0
1978 318 318 0
1979 357 352 5
1980 316 316 0
1981 343 343 0
1982 350 345 5
1983 314 314 0
1984 300 293 7
1985 342 329 13
1986 327 322 5
1987 265 265 0
1988 368 363 5
1989 359 359 0
1990 370 370 0
1991 374 374 0
1992 372 372 0
1993 326 326 0
1994 330 324 6
1995 304 304 0
1996 294 294 0
1997 260 260 0
1998 266 266 0
1999 243 243 0
2000 258 258 0
2001 263 263 0
2002 210 210 0
2003 239 239 0
2004 235 235 0
2005 248 248 0
2006 244 244 0
2007 240 240 0
2008 205 205 0
2009 238 238 0
2010 186 186 0
2011 188 188 0
2012 184 184 0
2013 187 187 0
2014 199 199 0
2015 170 170 0
2016 169 169 0
2017 142 142 0

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Popularity of Silvia as a first name

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Popularity of Silvia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Silvia U.S.
  White 86.43% 64.26%
  African American 2.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Silvia

People with the last name Silvia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Silvia

  • How Popular is the name Silvia? Silvia is the 1,685th most popular name of all time. As a last name Silvia was the 6,206th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Silvia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,926 babies born with the first name Silvia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Silvia to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Silvia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Silvia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Silvia is Tuesday, December 31st, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Silvia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Silvia was in 1991 with a total of 374 babies.
  • Random Silvia Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Silvia is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 24 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Silvia: Your name in reverse order is Aivlis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Liavis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Silvia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,511 people with the last name Silvia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Silvia? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Silvia as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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