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Definitions for silvan
ˈsɪl vənsil·van

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sylvan, silvanadjective

    a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods

  2. sylvan, silvanadjective

    relating to or characteristic of wooded regions

    "a shady sylvan glade"


  1. silvanadjective

    pertaining to the forest, or woodlands

  2. silvanadjective

    wooded, or covered in forest

  3. Etymology: From sylvanus, from Silvanus, from silva/

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Silvanadjective

    Woody; full of woods.

    Etymology: from silva, Latin.

    Betwixt two rows of rocks, a silvan scene
    Appears above, and groves for ever green. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silvanadjective

    of or pertaining to woods; composed of woods or groves; woody

  2. Silvannoun

    see Sylvanium

  3. Etymology: [L. silva, less correctly sylva, a wood or grove, perh. akin to Gr. "y`lh; cf. L. Silvanus Silvanus the god of woods: cf. F. sylvain silvan. Cf. Savage.]


  1. Silvan

    Silvan is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Silvan had a population of 1908. A Post Office opened on 19 August 1892 known as Wandin until 1893, Wandin South until 1913, thence Silvan. Silvan is a growing tourist town, with many visitors making the journey to the Tesselaar Tulip Farm in Spring time and to Chappies U-pick fruit farm during the summer. A farming town, Silvan is home to some of the best quality fruits in Australia and boasts ownership of Y.V. Fresh, a large local growers cooperative, and also Chappies, the first u-pick berry and cherry farm to start in Australia. Silvan also is the location of the Silvan Reservoir. The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League. Silvan marks half way between the Shire of Yarra Ranges two main suburbs of Belgrave and Lilydale, both large towns.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Silvan

    sil′van, adj. pertaining to woods, woody: inhabiting woods.—ns. Sil′va, Syl′va, the forest-trees collectively of any region. [Fr.,—L. silva.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Silvan is ranked #54418 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Silvan surname appeared 379 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Silvan.

    42.4% or 161 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    37.2% or 141 total occurrences were White.
    16.6% or 63 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of silvan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of silvan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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