Sylvester: baby boy name meaning and popularity



Derived from a Roman name that came from the Latin word "silva," meaning "forest," Sylvester means "of the forest." If you don't live in the woods, make sure there are some accessible, 'cause this kid's gonna want to go camping.


Syl, Sylvie, Ves, Vester.

Famous people named Sylvester:

Actor Sylvester Stallone; rapper Sylvester Samuels (aka Lil Ru); U.S. Civil War General Sylvester Churchill; football player and coach Sylvester Croom; singer Robert Sylvester "R." Kelly.

Fun fact:

There is a children's book by William Steig called Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

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