Silas

Silas - A very unique male name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Silas, meaning wood, forest, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #387. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Silas and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Silas? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Silas. The baby boy name Silas was given to 2,460 baby boys in 2012, ranking #160 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 667 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Silas peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 160.



Famous with this name

Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Carson
Silas Kerati


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Silas is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Silas is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #28 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #540.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Silas is where you live.


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Silas origin and meaning

Silas is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means wood, forest. To see famous people named Silas, pop culture references for the name Silas and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Silas

We've found the following names that sound similar to Silas, sorted by popularity.

Sylas / Sylus / Shlok / Selig / Sylis / Selso / Shalik / Salesi / Shaleek / Seals /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012160
2011183
2010219
2009250
2008312
2007343
2006370
2005414
2004428
2003449
2002435
2001559
2000582
1999627
1998683
1997721
1996746
1995821
19941023
1993861
1992902
19911135
19901131
19891151
19881048
19871047
1986991
1985962
19841030
1983929
1982934
1981930
1980968
1979982
1978989
19771002
1976895
1975895
19741035
19731006
19721159
19711071
19701058
19691828
19681064
19661067
1965840
19641144
1963851
1962876
1961855
19601046
1959807
1958726
1957688
1956702
1955892
1954730
1953741
1952734
1951753
1950605
1949587
1948633
1947562
1946549
1945564
1944576
1943528
1942495
1941528
1940526
1939481
1938490
1937579
1936465
1935503
1934469
1933473
1932451
1931464
1930421
1929455
1928457
1927446
1926393
1925395
1924425
1923427
1922409
1921396
1920399
1919398
1918389
1917393
1916405
1915389
1914347
1913355
1912372
1911336
1910387

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont28
Alaska38
Maine63
Wyoming70
New Hampshire84
Montana87
Arkansas87
Oregon90
Missouri92
Washington93
Iowa100
West Virginia100
Minnesota104
Tennessee104
Idaho104
Wisconsin104
Indiana110
Nebraska111
North Carolina112
Kentucky112
Colorado114
Ohio117
Michigan118
Kansas118
South Dakota119
Alabama125
Delaware128
South Carolina131
North Dakota134
Virginia138
Oklahoma140
Connecticut150
District of Columbia155
Pennsylvania163
Illinois165
New Mexico172
Massachusetts177
Arizona178
Louisiana186
Maryland187
Georgia190
Nevada194
Rhode Island198
Florida209
Mississippi209
Utah234
New York238
Hawaii243
California252
Texas285
New Jersey540

Even more about Silas


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Silas a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Silas?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Silas
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 667
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,460

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