Usage: Sylvester, of Latin origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Sylvester are in general originating from Austria, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Sylvester across the world, see Silvester.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 1.
The name Sylvester is ranked on the 2,769th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 133500 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.
The name Sylvester has nine characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Sylvester for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Sylvester is a name derived from the Latin adjective silvestris meaning “wooded” or “wild”, which derives from the noun silva meaning “woodland”. Classical Latin spells this with i. In Classical Latin y represented a separate sound distinct from i, not a native Latin sound but one used in transcriptions of foreign words. After the Classical period y came to be pronounced as i. Spellings with Sylv- in place of Silv- date from after the Classical period.
Sylvester may refer to:
English: variant of Silvester.
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