Other Origin(s):Dutch, Latin
Meaning:Of the forest
Silvan is a boy’s name of Swiss and Dutch origin with Latin connections. With Switzerland’s strong trade connections with the Netherlands and history as part of the Roman Empire, this country’s popular name choices are sure to have Latin and Dutch influence. A variant of Silvana or Sylvana, the name Silvan comes from the Latin moniker Silvānus, meaning “of the forest.” Inspired by legends of ancient mythological belief, Silvan and all six of its letters breathe life into Silvanus, the Roman god of the wildlands and woodlands. Back then, Silvanus was known as a loyal protector and patron of the earth and watched as flocks flourished mightily under his influence. Given gratitude every season in the form of first-harvested fruit, this godly guardian was treasured by all laborers of the land. Parents will love Silvan for all its earth-nurturing attributes, and picking a name as precious will hopefully inspire baby to get in tune with their green thumb!
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