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)