Girl Names baby name Silvia

What does the name Silvia mean?

The meaning of the name “Silvia” is: “Wooded; forest”.

Additional information: The name Silvia comes from the Latin 'silva', meaning "wood, forest", and it is a feminine form of Silvius, meaning "from the woods". According to the Roman legend, the name was bourne by Rhea Silvia, the mother of Remus and Romulus who were the founders of Rome. Rhea Silvia was a vestal virgin who broke her vows. St Silvia was the mother of Pope Gregory the Great.

The name Silvia is also used by William Shakespeare in his comedy  "The Two Gentlemen of Verona' for a woman who falls in love with Valentine in Milano.

It is a spelling variation of Sylvia and Silvana and it is a rare girl name.