Silvia Name Meaning & Origin

Silvia

Pronunciation: SIL-vee-ə (key)

Origin of the name Silvia:

Feminine form of Silvius (of the woods), a name derived from the Latin silva (wood). The name is borne in Roman mythology by Rhea Silvia, a vestal virgin who broke her vows and became mother of Romulus and Remus.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Sylvia, Sylvie

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Nicknames for Silvia

Silvie, Sil, Vee, Silvi, Silly, Vi, Via, Silvita

Meanings and history of the name Silvia

My name is Sylvia. I was named after my grandmother. She told me when I was young that the "Y" spelling was Hebrew in origin. The "I" spelling indicated a nordic or christian spelling. Not sure if it is true and would love imput.

Famous real-life people named Silvia

Silvia Pinal, Mexican director and actress
Silvia Pasquel, Mexican actress
Queen Silvia of Sweden (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath)

Silvia in song, story & screen

The heroine in William Shakespeare's comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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