Quick Facts on Sylas
- American, Greek, Latin
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Wood, of the forest
Etymology & Historical Origin - Sylas
Sylas is an Americanized respelling of Silas. The name Silas comes from the Bible, specifically the New Testament, and is a name of Greek and Latin origin. Silouanus in Greek and Silvanus in Latin mean “of the forest”, and are derivative of “silva” which means “wood”. Silas lived in the 1st century A.D. and was considered a leader within the Early Christian movement. He is most known as a prophet from Jerusalem who accompanied Paul on one of his missionary journeys to strengthen the churches. Silas’ story is mainly retold in the Book of Acts 16. During one of their missions, Paul and Silas are jailed by Roman citizens for “disturbing their city” and for advocating “customs that are not lawful” [Acts 16:20-21]. While imprisoned, the two men broke out into song (the hymns to God kind) and miraculously an earthquake shook their jail doors open and their shackles free. The jailor was so impressed, he immediately converted to Christianity on the spot! The name Silas was adopted by the Puritans in the 16th century. It was their custom to use lesser-known Biblical figures as a humble way of naming their children. Today the name Silas has been enjoying a revival in the United States, so of course some American parents have decided to alter the spelling to Sylas. It’s a very American thing to do…
Popularity of the Name Sylas
As mentioned above, Silas appears to be coming back into fashion in the United States. It may even be headed for a Top 100 spot in a few years. So in 2009 the name Sylas came onto the charts as an altered form of the name. The version of Sylas has already seen strong growth in a few short years, although nowhere near the popular usage of Silas. Still Silas and Sylas are pronounced exactly the same way so we don’t exactly get why Americans are so insistent on respelling popular names. It just means your son will go through life saying “My name is Sylas. That’s Silas with a Y” over and over again. All we have to say to that is [sigh]las.
Popularity of the Boy Name Sylas
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Sylas
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Sylas
Sylas We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Sylas (see Silas).
Popular Songs on Sylas
Sylas - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Sylas (see Silas).
Children's Books on the Baby Name Sylas
Sylas - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Sylas (see Silas).
Famous People Named Sylas
Famous People Named Sylas - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Sylas.
Children of Famous People Named Sylas
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Sylas - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Sylas - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Sylas.
Personality of the Boy Name Sylas
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Sylas