Meaning and Origin of: Silas

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Wood
  • Latin : Woodman

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from the personal name Silas, a vernacular form of Latin Silvanus (see Silvano).
  • Hungarian (Szilas) : from the old Hungarian personal name Szilas, or from a pet form of the ecclasiastical names Szilveszter or Szilvánusz (see Silvester, Silvano).