US Popularity:4654
Origin:Latin
Meaning:Wooded, woodland; Forest dweller
Often used in Danish, German, and English languages, 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,” "woodland," or “forest dweller.” 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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    Director

Sylvester Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sylvester is currently #1974 on The Bump
Boy:Sylvester is currently #1100 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sylvester is currently #4654 in U.S. births
Boy:Sylvester is currently #2155 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#4607
in 2023
- 115
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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