Meaning and Origin of: Silvia

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Woodland maid
  • Italian : Forest

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Southern Italian and Portuguese : from the female personal name Silvia. According to classical legend, this was the name of the mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome. It was a very popular personal name among Christians throughout Europe, having been borne by the mother of Pope Gregory the Great, a saint in her own right.