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Sylvan - Meaning of Sylvan

What does Sylvan mean?

Meaning of the name SylvanSylvinSylSilvanSilvanus

[ 2 syll. syl-van, sy-lv-an ] The baby boy name Sylvan is pronounced as SIHLVaeN †. Sylvan is of English origin and it is also predominantly used in the English language. The name's meaning is 'woodsy'.

Variant forms of Sylvan include the name Silvan, the name Silvanus, and the English Sylvin.

Another variant form of Sylvan is the contraction Syl.

Sylvan is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1912 with 0.012% of baby boys being given the name Sylvan. It ranked at #555 then. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is used only on an infrequent scale today. Among all boy names in its group, Sylvan was nonetheless the most popular in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Sylvan include Selvaughn, Selvaun, Selvawn, Selvin, Selvonn, Selvonne, Selvyn, Silvain, Silvan, Slavin, Slavyn, Sleibhin, Slevin, Slevyn, Sylvain, Sylvin, Salvino, Silvano, Silvino, and Sullivan.

† Pronunciation for Sylvan: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"


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