Origin: Latin

Meaning: “woods, forest”

Best Nicknames:
Sil, Sly, Syl, Silvi, Sylvi, Vee, Vi

Variations and Sound Alikes:
Silva, Silvaine, Silvana, Silvania, Silvia, Silvie,
Sylva, Sylvana, Sylvee, Sylvie, Sylvina, Sylvine

Sylvia TV and Movie Quotes:
“Sylvia, the barn door is open and the horses have left
the building.” The Nanny (1993 TV Series)
“You love Sylvia and she loves you.”
3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)

Famous people named Sylvia or its variations

1. Queen Silvia (b. 1943), royal consort, Sweden
born Silvia Renate Sommerlath
2. Sylvia Crawley (b. 1972) former basketball pro, minister
3. Silvia Cartwright (b. 1943), 18th Governor-General of
New Zealand; born Silvia Rose Poulter

Sylvia Middle Names
Sylvia Dyan
Sylvia Louise
Sylvia Meredith
Sylvia Pearl
Sylvia Teressa

Leave a comment below.

  1. Sylvia says:

    My name is Sylvia Alvina and I personally love it. I just thought I would share.

    My nickname is sylabee

  2. Sylvia says:

    Sylvia can also be called Jasmine that’s my best friend middle name and I find it really attractive

  3. Betsy H says:

    Sibby was my grandmothers nickname. Her name was Sylvia Martina and she loved the woods – as the name suggests

  4. Sylvia says:

    Wow! Another middle name for Sylvia is Evelyn, it’s my middle name and I feel it makes my name very catchy :)

  5. Sylvia says:

    I want to be called liv/Lyv, does that work? I’ve been going by sylvie my whole life but now i want to go by something different, since i’m moving.

  6. Sylvia says:

    A middle name for Sylvia could also be Anna Mae, that’s my middle name

  7. Sylvia says:

    Sylvia can also be called Via..

  8. Syl says:

    I really love the name sylvia, i just found out that everything written about a sylvia is actually about me. Its like they were talking about me.

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