Gender: Masculine
Origin: Greek
Eng (SIE-las); Dan (SEE-lahs)

The name is a Greek form of the Latin male name, Silvanus.

It is borne in the New Testament by a companion of St. Paul, he is revered as a saint in both the Eastern and Roman Churches.

As of 2010, Silas was the 21st most popular male name in Denmark. His rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 221 (United States, 2010)
  • # 311 (Netherlands, 2010)

Other forms of the name include:

  • Sila Сіла (Belarusian/Bulgarian/Italian/Russian/Serbian/Ukrainian)
  • Silas (Catalan/Dutch/English/French/German/Portuguese/Scandinavian/Spanish)
  • Sylas (Polish)