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Silvester - Meaning of Silvester

What does Silvester mean?

Meaning of the name SilvesterSilverSlySilvySilvestrSylvestreSilvestroSilvestioSylSilvestreSylwesterSilviusSylvester

[ 3 syll. sil-ves-ter, si-lvest-er ] The baby boy name Silvester is pronounced in English as SihL-VEHS-TahR †. Silvester is an English, French, and German name of Latin origin. The name's meaning is man of the woods. Its meaning is derived literally from the word 'silvester'. The name was borne by Pope Saint Sylvester I (-335); in some countries such as Germany, New Year's Eve is celebrated as Silvester in his memory.

Silvestio (Italian), Silvestr (Czech), Silvestre (Spanish), Silvestro (Italian and Spanish), Silvy, Syl (English), Sylvestre (French), and Sylwester (Polish) are variations of Silvester.

Other variants of Silvester include the diminutive forms Silver (English) and Sly (English).

See also the related form, Silvius (German).

See also the related categories, woods, man (humanity), french, and german.

Silvester is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1910 with 0.006% of baby boys being given the name Silvester. It ranked at #977 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. Among all boy names in its group, Silvester was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018.

† Pronunciation for Silvester: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"


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