Silas name meaning

Updated: March 15th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Latin and Greek
Usage: English, Greek, Aramaic, Faroese, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: sy-lass
Meaning: Forest and Three
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What does Silas mean?

Cherished and Venerable unisex name Silas is originated from Greek and Latin, used specifically in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Greek, Aramaic, Finnish, Faroese, English and Greenlandic languages, Silas means "Man of the Woods or Three".

Silas is diminutive of Silvan. Silvan is form of widely accepted and perpetual Silas. Also Silvan is a variant of prevalent and venerable Sylvan. Silvan is also a variant form of prevailing Silvana.

Silvan is also version of Silvanus. Silvan's meaning is Inspired By the Roman Forest God, Forest and Wood is originated from Latin and English. Also Silas is equivalent of Aramaic Shila = Asked for Or Prayed For in Greek language.

The name is celebrated on July 13th.

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How do I pronounce Silas?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Silas as sy-lass. There are multiple ways to say the baby name, i.e., sy-liss.

Variants of Silas

Silvanus, Silvianus, Sillas, Saul, Sahul, Silvan, Sil, Sylvan, Silvius, Silvian

Nicknames for Silas

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Names that rhyme with Silas

How popular is the name Silas?

Silas is a popular name in United States given to over 47330 babies in 149 years. Recently at its peak, 3479 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 110th position.

Moreover, the first name has been to the top 500 baby names an amazing 76 times In Switzerland, Silas was once a common name since emerging in 1998 it has been given to over 1640 babies.

At its zenith in 2005,. After 21 years, the name has past its prime. Also, Silas is a common name in Denmark given to over 2758 babies in 11 years. At its zenith in 2010, the moniker grabbed the 21st spot and 393 baby boys were given the name.

In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 11 times

Silas is a familiar baby name in France, it has been in use since 1982 and was able to reach the top 600 names.

Recently in 2016, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 537 on boy names chart when 96 babies were named Silas. Over 1020 babies in France have been named Silas. The moniker is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 800 names.

In 2002, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 710 on boy names chart when 40 babies were named Silas. There are over 622 babies that have been given the name Silas in England and Wales.

Also, in Netherlands, in just 4 years, it has made it to the top 600 names. Recently in 2016, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 521 on boy names chart when 27 babies were named Silas.

Over 104 babies in Netherlands have been named Silas.

Silas is an uncommon baby name in Belgium, although it has been in use since 1996 but could not make beyond the top 500.

Over 284 people have been named Silas in Belgium. But Silas is a popular baby name in Kenya where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, Nigeria, Brazil, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cameroon, Indonesia and South Africa.

At least, 190000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our evaluation.

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Silas in Nordic countries

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What numerology tells about Silas?

You attract wealth and successful people with your charisma. You like your freedom and independence. Explore yourself more. Your charm is guilty of the success you enjoy right now or will do in the future. You feel like there's nothing you can't handle because you are used to watching things go wrong each time you find happiness. Use your mind and position to do great things you will be remembered for.

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  •  Wanessa - Meaning of Wanessa is Intimate Friend or Consolation is originated from Portuguese and Arab and is given to girls is primarily used in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish
  •  Rex - Prominent and Perennial unisex name Rex is mostly used in Norwegian and English, Rex means "King, The Queen or Advice" has its origin in Latin
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Famous people named Silas

  • Silas Weir Mitchell, American physician and writer
  • Silas Kopf, American furniture maker specializing
  • Silas Condict, American farmer, prominent surveyor
  • Silas Atopare, seventh Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
  • Silas K. Hocking, Cornish novelist and Methodist preacher
  • Silas Adams, lawyer and politician from Kentucky
  • Silas G. Pratt, American composer
  • Silas L. Niblack, Democratic US Representative from Florida
  • Silas M. Gordon, anti-union guerrilla
  • Silas Halsey, United States Representative from New York
  • Silas Stow, United States Representative from New York
  • Silas Laurence Loomis, American scientist, educator, and inventor
  • Silas L. Warner, entered Princeton University
  • Silas Rondeau, Brazilian politician
  • Silas M. Burroughs, American British pharmaceutical businessman
  • Silas Bent, journalist, author, and lecturer
  • Silas Condit, U.S. Representative from New Jersey
  • Silas Hoadley, American clockmaker
  • Silas Rhodes, American educator and co-founder of a trade school for illustrators and cartoonists that eventually became the School of Visual Arts
  • Silas, leading member of the Early Christian community
  • Silas Chatard, Roman Catholic Bishop of Indianapolis
  • Silas Deane, American merchant, politician, and diplomat
  • Silas C. Swallow, United States Methodist preacher and prohibitionist politician
  • Silas Soule, American abolitionist, Kansas Territory Jayhawker
  • Silas Talbot, officer in the Continental Army and
  • Silas Wright, Silas Wright Jr
  • Silas Woodson, 21st Governor of Missouri, United States
  • Silas H. Stringham, officer of the United States Navy
  • Silas Duncan, officer
  • Silas Carson, English actor
  • Silas Casey, career United States Army officer
  • Silas Garber, founder of Red Cloud
  • Silas Alexander Ramsay, Canadian politician and merchant in Alberta
  • Silas DeMary, former offensive lineman/defensive lineman for
  • Silas Sanderson, seventh Chief Justice of California
  • Silas A. Holcomb, Nebraska lawyer and politician elected as the ninth Governor of Nebraska and serving
  • Silas Reynolds Barton, American politician
  • Silas Weir Mitchell, American character actor
  • Silas L. Copeland, third Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Silas H. Jennison, American Anti-Masonic and Whig politician
  • Silas Simmons, American semi-professional and professional baseball player for African-American teams
  • Silas Daniels, Daniels played in a total of 42 games for Auburn
  • Silas Lee, United States Representative from Massachusetts
  • Silas Betton, American lawyer
  • Silas, former Portuguese footballer
  • Silas House, American writer best known for his novels
  • Silas Z. Landes, U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • Silas M. Burroughs, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Silas Wood, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Silas Hare, U.S. Representative from Texas
  • Silas Tertius Rand, Canadian Baptist clergyman, missionary

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