Meaning and Origin of Sylvester - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Sylvester

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Woodman
  • English, Latin : From the forest

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and German : from a personal name (Latin Silvester, a derivative of silva ‘wood’). This was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great.

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