Sylas Name Meaning & Origin

Sylas

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Silas:

Derived from the Aramaic sh'īlā (asked for). The name is borne in the Bible by a prominent member of the early church at Jerusalem. He accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey.

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Comments and insights on the name Sylas: | Edit

I first herd this name spelt Silas on a T.V. show. Then I herd it in a movie. After researching the name a little it is a biblical name. I liked it so much that I named my son Sylas

Personal experiences with the name Sylas: | Edit

When ever I tell someone what his name is everyone always lights up and says wow that is a beautiful name where did you get it from... I have always had positive feed back about his name

Nicknames for Sylas: | Edit

Sy, Sy-guy, Sylee, Sylo, Sylose, and Silly-Sy are just some of the nicknames we have called our sweet Sylas.

Meanings and history of the name Sylas: | Edit

Sylas comes from Silas, which is a derivation of "Silvanus". Silvanus is latin for "of the woods" and was a mythological spirit or deity of the forest. "As protector of forests (sylvestris deus), he especially presided over plantations and delighted in trees growing wild. He is also described as a god watching over the fields and husbandmen, protecting in particular the boundaries of fields". (from wikipedia)

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Sylas in song, story & screen: | Edit

Silas Marner is a book by George Elliot(aka Mary Ann Evans); Sylas is the wicked queens servant in Snow White who is ordered to cut out her heart, but ends up letting her go; SYLAS is an organization dedicated to helping troubled teens.

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