Sylvia

Sylvia - A very unique female name



  Oct 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sylvia, meaning from the forest, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #92. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sylvia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sylvia? 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 Sylvia. The baby girl name Sylvia was given to 536 baby girls in 2012, ranking #522 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,637 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sylvia peaked in popularity 80 years ago in 1937 on position 50.



Famous with this name

Sylvia Hoeks
Sylvia Kristel
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Sylvia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sylvia is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #195 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,345.

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 Sylvia is where you live.


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Sylvia origin and meaning

Sylvia is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means from the forest. To see famous people named Sylvia, pop culture references for the name Sylvia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sylvia

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

Shelby / Silvia / Shelbi / Shelbie / Shelba / Sylvie / Shelva / Shelbey / Shelvia / Silva /

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
2012522
2011554
2010557
2009562
2008573
2007531
2006523
2005538
2004577
2003560
2002511
2001526
2000498
1999499
1998472
1997485
1996462
1995437
1994425
1993378
1992360
1991324
1990333
1989318
1988292
1987287
1986279
1985268
1984250
1983237
1982255
1981251
1980266
1979246
1978251
1977254
1976229
1975215
1974190
1973191
1972196
1971195
1970190
1969179
1968166
1967156
1966147
1965132
1964138
1963128
1962131
1961124
1960121
1959120
1958114
1957109
1956108
1955107
1954101
1953100
195299
195198
195097
194994
1948101
194797
194682
194583
194483
194376
194272
194165
194062
193962
193855
193750
193653
193560
193470
193384
193296
1931122
1930132
1929119
1928118
1927116
1926107
1925106
1924104
192398
192295
192188
192085
191977
191871
191769
191668
191567
191470
191371
191277
191181
191092

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota195
Montana206
New Hampshire231
Oregon252
Washington297
Michigan316
Massachusetts317
Wisconsin342
Pennsylvania361
South Carolina378
Indiana379
Utah392
Kansas417
Arkansas427
Ohio430
Colorado431
Iowa435
Kentucky438
Missouri494
New York510
Virginia514
Illinois527
Tennessee607
California657
Alabama665
Arizona689
Maryland752
Florida754
New Jersey803
Texas850
Georgia872
North Carolina1345

Even more about Sylvia


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 Sylvia 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sylvia?

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
1937
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sylvia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,637
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +536

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