Origin:Latin
Popularity:1074
Meaning:Of the forest
Sylas, also spelled as “Silas,” is a boy's name of Latin origin, meaning “of the forest.” Nature-lovers will adore this name, as it comes from the ancient Roman god of forests, Silvanus—also opening up the door for baby girl Silva, if you’re so inclined! But Sylas’s influences don’t only originate with the Romans, it also has roots in Hebrew as a form of “Saul,” meaning “prayed for.” Offering a fresh take on an already unique name using the letter “y,” this name will undoubtedly help baby stand out from the crowd. With a name so heavily imbued with the energy of the forest, don’t be surprised if baby Sylas has a green thumb and an affinity for the environment!

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Source: Social Security Administration

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