Meaning:wooded; overgrown with trees
Sylvester is a boy's name of Latin origin, holding wild roots and enchanting promise. Born from the Latin word silvestris, Sylvester retains its meaning as "wooded" or "overgrown with trees." Far more than the pristine woodland most often associated with the noun silva, Sylvester possesses a far more untamable edge. Indeed many may note its ties to the Felis silvestris, or wildcat, known for its solitary nature and rejection of domestication. In its purest form, Sylvester is a name that embraces unrestrained living—a welcoming title for those open to the road less traveled.

Famous People Named Sylvester

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  • Sylvester Stallone
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