MeaningSylvia is a female given name and is of Latin origin. It means forest or woods. Pronounced as sil-vee-uh, the name is currently in the top 25 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 750 of U.S birth chart of the year 2020. Variations of Sylvia include Silvia.
The name Sylvia originates from the Latin forest "Silva", which means the spirit of the wood. The variation Silvia, was brought to England by William Shakespeare in his poem “Who is Silvia? What is she, That all our swains commend her?”. In Roman mythology, Silvia is the goddess of the forest and the mother of the mythical twins Remus and Romulus, who were the founders of Rome.
Here are some potential nicknames for Sylvia: Sil, Silvi, Vivi, Via.
Sylvia is a girl's name.
Sil, Silvi, Via, Vivi
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