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  1. Sylvesternoun

    used in English since the sixteenth century.

  2. Etymology: Latin "woody, rural" from silva "wood"; name of a saint whose feast day falls on 31st December.


  1. Sylvester

    Sylvester or Silvester is a name derived from the Latin adjective silvestris meaning "wooded" or "wild", which derives from the noun silva meaning "woodland". Classical Latin spells this with i. In Classical Latin, y represented a separate sound distinct from i, not a native Latin sound but one used in transcriptions of foreign words. After the Classical period y was pronounced as i. Spellings with Sylv- in place of Silv- date from after the Classical period.


  1. Sylvester

    Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr., Sylvester the Cat or simply Sylvester, or Puddy Tat, is a fictional character, a three-time Academy Award-winning anthropomorphic Tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies repertory, often chasing Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzales, or Hippety Hopper. The name "Sylvester" is a play on Felis silvestris, the scientific name for the wild cat species. The character debuted in Friz Freleng's Life With Feathers. Freleng's 1947 cartoon Tweetie Pie was the first pairing of Tweety with Sylvester, and the Bob Clampett-directed Kitty Kornered was Sylvester's first pairing with Porky Pig. Sylvester appeared in 103 cartoons in the golden age, three of which won Academy Awards, the most for any Looney Tunes character. Sylvester was #33 on TV Guide's list of top 50 best cartoon characters, together with Tweety.

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  1. Sylvester

    (Sylves′ter). The name of Mars when he was invoked to protect cultivated land from the ravages of war.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sylvester is ranked #1901 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sylvester surname appeared 18,896 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Sylvester.

    72.9% or 13,787 total occurrences were White.
    20.7% or 3,915 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 501 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 365 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 172 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.8% or 157 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sylvester in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sylvester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Sylvester in a Sentence

  1. Mark Jones:

    Sylvester Turner is effectively making this a partisan election and trying to take advantage of the 2-1 ratio of Democrats to Republicans in the city of Houston.

  2. Faith Rodgers:

    I trusted Robert Sylvester Kelly and Robert Sylvester Kelly betrayed my trust, once I recognized my worth, I knew I had to walk away. No woman should be victim-shamed, harassed or retaliated against because she... has spoken her truth.

  3. Steve Greenberg:

    It obviously was not authored or signed by Mr. Robert Sylvester Kelly, nor sent on Robert Sylvester Kelly behalf. Robert Sylvester Kelly doesn't write letters.

  4. Demetrius Smith:

    Robert Sylvester Kelly was Robert Sylvester Kelly. Robert Sylvester Kelly was singing original songs. Robert Sylvester Kelly impressed me.

  5. Roger Canaff:

    It is difficult to prove because it is not easy to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knew he was infected when the sexual intercourse took place, however, testimony from a doctor who was treating Robert Sylvester Kelly is damning evidence. It shows that, as far back as 2007, Robert Sylvester Kelly knew Robert Sylvester Kelly had a venereal disease. If it can be proven that Robert Sylvester Kelly knew, and that Robert Sylvester Kelly continued to have sexual intercourse, then the offense can be proven against Robert Sylvester Kelly.

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    any of a class of organic compounds containing the cyano radical -CN
    • A. nitrile
    • B. elan
    • C. hunch
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