Boy name origins & meanings
- Latin : Woodman
- English, Latin : From the forest
Family name origins & meanings
- Galician and Spanish : habitational name from any of the places named Silvestre in Pontevedra and Badajoz.
- Catalan, Occitan, French, and Spanish : from the personal name Silvestre (see Sylvester).
- Spanish and Portuguese : byname from silvestre ‘wild’, ‘rustic’.