First name origin & meaning:
Latin: He who guards the fire
First name variations: Sly, Sylvestro, Silvestre, Silvanus, Silas, Syl, Sil, Szilveszter, Silvestre, Silvestro, Sly
Last name origins & meanings:
- German: variant of Fest.
- Danish: topographic
name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement or who had
arrived from the west, from vest ‘west’ (see Wester).
- Slovenian (north central Slovenia): either from a reduced
form of the personal name Silvester, or from the German surname
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