Meaning and Origin of: Silvia

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Woodland maid

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Italian : Forest

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.