Gender: Feminine
Origin: Faroese/Icelandic
Meaning: “silver flax.”

The name is possibly a combination of the Norse, silver (silver) and lín (flax). An alternate explanation is that it is a borrowing from the German, Silvelin, an archaic diminutive form of Silvia.

As of 2010, Silvurlín is the 8th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Silvelin (German)
  • Silverlin (Swedish)


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Indian अर्जुन
Meaning: “white; shining; silver.”

The name is a modern transcription of the male Indian name, Arjuna अर्जुन, which is derived from the Sanskrit meaning “white; shining; silver.” It is a cognate with the Latin word argentum.

In Hinduism, it was borne by the greatest warrior and archer on earth, the son of the god Indra and the mortal woman Kunti. His story is reminiscent of the Greek legend of Hercules.

Currently, Arjun is the 639th most popular male name in the United States, (2010).

Other forms of the name include:

Harjuna/Harjuno/Herjuno (Indonesian/Javanese)
Ranjuna (Malay)
Arjuna अर्जुन (Sanskrit)
Aruccunan அருச்சுனன் (Tamil)
Orachun อรชุน (Thai)



Silver, Silvère

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: “woods”
Fre (seel-VARE)

The name is derived from the Latin, Silverius, which may possibly be from the Latin word, silva, meaning “forest; woods.”

Its occasional modern usage in English speaking countries is more likely due to its association with the English for the precious metal of the same name.

The name was borne by a few early saints, the most notable be Pope Saint Silver (536-537).

Other forms of the name include:

Siveri (Catalan)
Silverije (Croatian)
Silver (English/Estonian)
Silverio (Galician/Italian/Spanish)
Sylweriusz (Polish)
Silvério (Portuguese)
Silveriu (Romanian)

The designated name-days are June 20 (France) and December 31 (Estonia).

A feminine form is the Spanish/Italian Silveria.