Meaning and Origin of: Silas

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Wood
  • Latin : Woodman

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 orSzilvánusz (see Silvester, Silvano).