First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Woodman
- English, Latin: From the forest
First name variations: Sylvester, Sly, Sylvestro, Silvanus, Silas, Syl, Sil, Szilveszter, Silvester, Silvester, Silvestro, Sly, Sylvester
Last name origins & meanings:
- Galician and Spanish: habitational name from any of the places
named Silvestre in Pontevedra and Badajoz.
Occitan, French, and Spanish: from the personal name Silvestre
- Spanish and Portuguese: byname from
silvestre ‘wild’, ‘rustic’.
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