Origin:Latin
Popularity:1000
Meaning:woods or forest
Sylvia as a girl's name is of Latin origin meaning "woods or forest". The Latin form Silvia was more popular for centuries until recently. Rhea Silvia was an ancient nature goddess, mother to the twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.

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  • Sylvia Plath
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Source: Social Security Administration

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