Silvester name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Silvester mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Silvester

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Germany, the name Silvester means "The one from the woods".
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International Interest
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From Pope Silvester I, whose feast-day has been the 31st of December since the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582.

  1. New Year's Eve

From Latin Silvester.

  1. A male given name

    Notable Persons Named Silvester

    Notable Persons Named Silvester

    Silvester Takač

    Silvester Takač is a soccer player for the FK Vojvodina, Stade Rennais F.C., Standard Liège, and Yugoslavia national football team. Silvester was born on November 8th, 1940 in Đurđevo.

    Silvester Bolam

    Silvester was born on October 23rd, 1905. He passed away on April 27th, 1953.

    Silvester de Everdon

    Silvester de Everdon is a christian bishop.

    Silvester Horne

    Silvester was born in 1865. Silvester is also known as Horne and Charles Silvester. He left this life in 1914.

    Silvester Harding

    Silvester was born on July 25th, 1745 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, UK. Silvester is also known as Harding and Sylvester. He died on August 12th, 1809.

    Silvester Gardiner

    Silvester Gardiner was a physician, drug merchant, and land developer. Silvester was born on June 29th, 1708 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He died on August 8th, 1786.

    • Silvester Diggles

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Silvester

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Silvester

    Andy Silvester

    Andy Silvester is a rock and blues musician. He was most prominent from 1965 to 1965. Andy was born Andy Silvester on June 16th, 1947 in Kidderminster.

    Jay Silvester

    Jay was born on August 27th, 1937 in Tremonton, Utah, U.S.

    John Silvester

    John Silvester is a writer.

    Peter Silvester

    Peter Silvester is a soccer player for the Reading F.C., Norwich City F.C., Colchester United F.C., Southend United F.C., Baltimore Comets, San Diego Jaws, Vancouver Whitecaps (1974–84), Blackburn Rovers F.C., Washington Diplomats, Cambridge United F.C., and Maidstone United F.C. Peter was born on December 19th, 1948 in Wokingham.

    Peter Peet Silvester

    Peter Peet Silvester was a in the fields of finite element method and computational electromagnetics. Peter was born on January 25th, 1935 in Tallinn, Estonia. He died on October 11th, 1996.

    David Silvester


    Common last names for Silvester

    Common first names for Silvester

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Silvester U.S.
      White 87.10% 64.26%
      African American 3.44% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.38% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.46% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 6.19% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Silvester

    People with the last name Silvester are most frequently White

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Silvester

  1. How Popular is the name Silvester? Silvester is the 9,203rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Silvester was the 22,194th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Silvester have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,300 babies born with the first name Silvester in the United States. That's more than enough people named Silvester to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Silvester? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  4. When was Silvester first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Silvester is Friday, August 13th, 1875.
  5. What year had the most people named Silvester born? The highest recorded use of the first name Silvester was in 1960 with a total of 32 babies.
  6. Random Silvester Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Silvester is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1994.
  7. Weird things about the name Silvester: The name spelled backwards is Retsevlis. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ivrsstlee. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Silvester? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,163 people with the last name Silvester.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Silvester? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Silvester as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Silvester name meaning

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