Silas - boys name

Silas name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 85%

Silas name meaning:

The name Silas is of Greek origin and has a rich history and meaning. Derived from the Greek name Silvanus, it is believed to derive from the Latin word "silva," meaning "forest" or "woodland." As such, Silas is often associated with nature and wilderness. The name carries a sense of strength and resilience, reflecting the ruggedness and beauty of the natural world.

Silas also holds religious significance, as it is mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible. In the book of Acts, Silas is a companion of the apostle Paul, known for his devotion and loyalty. This association adds a layer of spiritual depth to the name Silas, symbolizing a steadfast and faithful character.

Overall, the name Silas portrays a harmonious blend of natural beauty, strength, and religious devotion. It is a name with historical and cultural depth, appealing to those seeking a timeless and meaningful choice for their son.

Origin: Biblical

Three, or the third.


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Overall UK ranking: 729 out of 4789

47 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Silas

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