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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. SIL-vee-ə  [key]
Other Forms FormsSilva, da Silva, de Silva

Meaning & History

SILVIA is an Americanized version of the Portuguese surname Silva, which is derived from the Latin silvae and Portuguese silva words meaning “forest,” “woodland,” or “jungle.” This variation of the surname SILVA was often adopted by Portuguese immigrants upon arrival to the United States.
Added 9/18/2020 by modernhistory