US Popularity:929
Other Origin(s):Roman, Hebrew
Meaning:Of the forest; Prayed for
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!

Sylas Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sylas is currently #708 on The Bump
Boy:Sylas is currently #192 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sylas is currently #929 in U.S. births
Boy:Sylas is currently #313 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 61
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 527, 534

  • Behind the Name, Sylas, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, Silas, June 2023

  • Britannica, Silas, July 2013

  • Behind the Name, Saul, June 2023

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