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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sylla

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Alt. Meaning

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

L is for luster, your shine.

L is for love, everlasting.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Notable Persons Named Sylla

Sylla is an athlete for the Magwe F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sylla

Idrissa Sylla is a soccer player for the R.S.C. Anderlecht, Le Mans FC, SC Bastia, S.V. Zulte Waregem, and Guinea national football team. Idrissa was born on December 3rd, 1990 in Conakry, Guinea.


Yacouba Sylla is a soccer player for the Stade Rennais F.C., ASM Clermont Auvergne, Clermont Foot, Aston Villa F.C., Kayseri Erciyesspor, France national under-21 football team, and Mali national football team. Yacouba was born on November 29th, 1990 in Étampes, France.


Mamadou Sylla is a soccer player for the RCD Espanyol, FC Barcelona, CE Mataró, RCD Espanyol B, and Racing de Santander. Mamadou was born on March 20th, 1994 in Kédougou, Senegal. Mamadou is also known as Sylla and Mamadou.


Issiaga Sylla is a soccer player for the Gazélec Ajaccio, Toulouse FC, Horoya AC, and Guinea national football team. Issiaga was born on January 1st, 1994 in Conakry.


Momo Sylla is a soccer player for the US Créteil-Lusitanos, Le Havre AC, Olympique Noisy-le-Sec, Le Mans FC, St Johnstone F.C., Celtic F.C., Leicester City F.C., Kilmarnock F.C., CS Tiligul-Tiras Tiraspol, and Guinea national football team. Momo was born on March 13th, 1977 in Bouaké.



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Popularity of Sylla as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sylla U.S.
  White 11.18% 64.26%
  African American 85.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sylla

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

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Fun Facts about the name Sylla

  • How Popular is the name Sylla? As a last name Sylla was the 18,184th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sylla first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sylla is Sunday, August 12th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Sylla? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sylla. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sylla: Your name in reverse order is Allys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lasly. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sylla? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,530 people with the last name Sylla.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sylla? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sylla as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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