• <100 Sylph
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sylph
  1. An imaginary being inhabiting the air; a fairy.
  2. Fig.: A slender, graceful woman.
  3. [Zoöl] Any one of several species of very brilliant South American humming birds, having a very long and deeply-forked tail; as, the blue-tailed sylph Cynanthus cyanurus .

Etymology: F. sylphe, m., fr. Gr. � a kind of grub, beetle, or moth; -- so called by Paracelsus.]

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An elemental being believed to inhabit the air
  2. A slender graceful young woman

Fun Facts about the name Sylph

  • How unique is the name Sylph? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Sylph was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Sylph: Your name in reverse order is Hplys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Phlys. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sylph born Feb 7, 1932

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 Ontario approximately on 1675. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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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).