US Popularity:136
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:forest, woods
Silas is a boy's name of Latin origin, ideal for those with great love for the outdoors. The name derives from the Latin Silvanus, which means "wood" or "forest," inspiring images of a daring explorer unfazed by the depths of the darkest woodland. How fitting that Silvanus is also the name of the Roman god of the countryside, often merged with the Greek god Pan. Before Silvanus ruled over pristine pastures, he first emerged as a protector of uncultivated land. Nothing pleased the deity more than a wild tree growing in abandon, embracing its freedom unmarred by civilization. Cut from the same cloth, Silas emerges as an endearing appellation for a carefree spirit with the glimpse of a rebellious soul.

Famous People Named Silas

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  • Silas Robertson
    Reality TV Star
  • Silas Timberlake
    Son of Justin Timberlake
  • Silas Weir Mitchell
    TV Actor

Silas Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Silas is currently #90 on The Bump
Boy:Silas is currently #54 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Silas is currently #136 in U.S. births
Boy:Silas is currently #81 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 7
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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