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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sylvanus

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  1. (Roman mythology) god of woods and fields and flocks; Pan is the Greek counterpart
  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Silvanus.

Sylvanus was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Sylvanus

Richard Arlen was an actor and singer. He was most prominent from 1921 to 1976. Richard was given the name Sylvanus "Van" Richard Mattimore on September 1st, 1899 in St. Paul, Minnesota, US. He left this life on March 28th, 1976.


Sylvanus Thayer is a military person. His military service ended in 1863.


Sylvanus Olympio was a president. He was most prominent from 1960 to 1963. Sylvanus was born on September 6th, 1902 in Kpandu, Togoland, currently Ghana. He died on January 13th, 1963.


Sylvanus Griswold Morley was a scientist in the fields of mayanist and epigraphy. Sylvanus was born on June 7th, 1883 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He died on September 2nd, 1948.


Sylvanus Nimely is a soccer player for the Monrovia Club Breweries and Liberia national football team. Sylvanus was born on September 4th, 1998 in Liberia.


Sylvanus was born in 1854. He breathed his last breath in 1938.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sylvanus

Sylvanus is an athlete for the Central Parade F.C.


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Popularity of Sylvanus as a last name

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Common last names for Sylvanus

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  • Miller
  • Harris

Fun Facts about the name Sylvanus

  • How Popular is the name Sylvanus? Sylvanus is the 18,069th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sylvanus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 420 babies born with the first name Sylvanus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sylvanus to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sylvanus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sylvanus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sylvanus is Thursday, April 14th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sylvanus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sylvanus was in 1915 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sylvanus: Your name in reverse order is Sunavlys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ynsulsav. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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