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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Man of the Forest

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Silas

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Silas in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Silas:

  • Records indicate that 27,347 boys in the United States have been named Silas since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,460 people in the U.S. were given the name Silas. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I love this name because it is easy to pronounce in the English alphabet! You literally pronounce it by sounding out the letters in the English alphabet: s (es) , i (eye) , l (el) , a (ay), s (es). Simple, dignified, strong, ancient, great meaning, ages well, from the bible, and not too common! Perfect name for a little boy and that is why I named my Son Silas !" Feb. 5, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my Son Silas and I get compliments and people love it whenever I say his name! I love the nature meaning and it?s Ancient roots. Silas is a great name that ages very well in boys !:)" Jan. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Silas when he was born in 1989. I like it and it means a dweller of the forest. Turns out, I later learned, that our last name is Nordic and means A ruler from the North Woods. I thought that was so interesting. My son has always liked his name and even thought about starting a Club for guys named Silas. We also have met a couple of older men with that name. One famous person is Silas Tupper---creator of Tupperware." Jun. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always say it's not pronounced the way it's spelt which is correct but the pronunciation would be. Sigh then lisp without the p at the end so Sigh-lis" May. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it. Even with it?s growing popularity, it will never be as popular as Mason, Liam, etc. which is great because it will always be at list somewhat unique. I settled on this name with my now two year old, and at first I think people thought it was a bit too unheard of, but they love it. I?ve never once regretted choosing this name Silas loves his name, too." Dec. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Sylas!!! We did it with a 'y' so it would be better if he wants to go by Sy. We, my husband and I, call him Sy, SyGuy, SyMan, we have gotten a lot of positive responses on his name, we do sometimes get Cyrus, or Tyler when someone first meets him and repeats the name back." Jun. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Silas. We have had nothing but positive feedback from people who find out his name. We call him Sy for short, and sometimes I call him SyGuy. Being a book snob, I get annoyed when people ask if I named him after "Silas Mar-I-ner" because his Dad is a sailor. Geez, people, it's Marner! And he was a weaver! Grr, sorry had to vent." Feb. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new Grandson is called Silas and I think it is just wonderful" Dec. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name alot, I was shocked to see a TV charachter named Silas." Jan. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "sometimes people think i'm saying 'cyrus' when i introduce them to my 10 month old son. alot of people have never heard of it but those who have usually mention the george eliot book 'silas marner, the weaver of raveloe' i think it's a good name for a boy who will one day be a man. it really suits my little man (i call him 'mister silas' alot of the time)" May. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my dad's name. His mother named all her children with names from the bible. I love it, my mother named my sister Sirus to go with him. Since we live where there is a very large hispanic population he gets called "See las" alot. hahaha." Feb. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i really like Silas... I LOVE just Si, it's very cute." Jul. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "i can't believe you people have ruined this name to!" Apr. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "How is it pronounced for real? Sai-lass or sill-lus? It's a cute name, but... XD" Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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