Sylvester

Sylvester - A very unique male name



  Mar 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sylvester, meaning wood, forest, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #161. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sylvester and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sylvester? 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 Sylvester. The baby boy name Sylvester was given to 22 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2256 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 74,594 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sylvester peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1913 on position 155.



Famous with this name

Sylvester Stallone
Ward Sylvester
Henry Sylvester


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Sylvester is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sylvester is currently topping the baby name charts in Florida at position #1,397 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,197.

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 Sylvester is where you live.


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Sylvester origin and meaning

Sylvester is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means wood, forest. To see famous people named Sylvester, pop culture references for the name Sylvester and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sylvester

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

Silvestre / Silvester / Sylvestre / Silbestre /

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
20122256
20112151
20103023
20092178
20082218
20071915
20062039
20052300
20042354
20031511
20021609
20011461
20001455
19991359
19981706
19971308
19961240
1995968
1994995
1993876
19921093
1991928
1990709
1989697
1988659
1987624
1986628
1985604
1984571
1983642
1982580
1981588
1980596
1979530
1978545
1977558
1976595
1975532
1974567
1973475
1972498
1971465
1970498
1969489
1968456
1967432
1966409
1965394
1964398
1963372
1962370
1961345
1960346
1959324
1958314
1957306
1956302
1955282
1954279
1953275
1952282
1951264
1950256
1949275
1948268
1947280
1946275
1945257
1944248
1943273
1942266
1941237
1940253
1939242
1938230
1937239
1936233
1935223
1934227
1933228
1932215
1931225
1930217
1929221
1928215
1927214
1926200
1925201
1924197
1923189
1922191
1921182
1920172
1919173
1918173
1917173
1916172
1915160
1914162
1913155
1912171
1911164
1910161

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Florida1397
California1824
Texas2197

Even more about Sylvester


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 Sylvester 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 Sylvester?

3 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
1913
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Sylvester
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 74,594
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +22

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