US Popularity:870
Meaning:woods or forest
This silky-sounding girl's name is ideal for anyone on the hunt for earthy, nature-inspired baby names. Sylvia has Latin origins and means "woods" or "forest." Sylvia it a vintage, artsy feel, due in no small part to iconic yet tragic poet Sylvia Plath. The Latin form, Silvia, comes from Rhea Silvia, who was an ancient nature goddess and mother of Romulus and Remus, who are the legendary twin founders of Rome.

Famous People Named Sylvia

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  • Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sylvia is currently #452 on The Bump
Girl:Sylvia is currently #328 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sylvia is currently #870 in U.S. births
Girl:Sylvia is currently #426 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 12
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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