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Of Latin origin.

Alternative spelling of the names Sylvia and Silvia.

From the ancient Roman masculine name Sylvius.

Sylvius derives from the Latin word “silva”, meaning “forest”, “woods”.

Associated with the ancient Greek word “ύλη” (hylee), meaning “timber”, “wood” and old English “syl”, meaning “sill”, “foundation”.

Sylvie entered the Top 1000 in USA in 2016 for the first time.

Other forms of the name are Silvia, Sylvia, Sylvi, Silva, Silvie, Sylvana, Silvija.

Famous bearers are Sylvie Guillem, Sylvie Vartan, Sylvie Meis, Sylvie Verheyde, Sylvie Léonard, Sylvie Becaert, Sylvie Courvoisier, Sylvie de Caluwé, Sylvie Bernier.