Jul 27, 2021 · Silas is the No. 100 most popular boy's name in the U.S., according to 2020 Social Security Administration data. 2 All told, 3,599 boys were named Silas last year, representing 0.197% of total male births in 2020. That's the most popular the name has been since at least 1900.
Silas or Silvanus (/ ˈ s aɪ l ə s /; Greek: Σίλας/Σιλουανός; fl. 1st century AD) was a leading member of the Early Christian community, who according to the New Testament accompanied Paul the Apostle on his second missionary journey.
- Christian Martyrdom
- January 26 (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Episcopal Church), February 10 (Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod), July 13 (Roman Martyrology), July 30 (Eastern Orthodoxy), July 13 (Syriac, Malankara Calendars)
Jan 4, 2022 · Silas was a leader in the early church, a fellow missionary with Paul, and a “faithful brother” ( 1 Peter 5:12 ). He was a Hellenistic Jew who, it seems, was also a Roman citizen ( Acts 16:37 ). He is also referred to as “Silvanus” in Paul’s Epistles (e.g., 1 Thessalonians 1:1 ).
Silas (contracted form of Silvanus, woody ), an eminent member of the early Christian Church, described under that name in the Acts but as Silvanus in St. Paul's epistles. He first appears as one of the leaders of the church at Jerusalem ( Acts 15:22 ) holding the office of an inspired teacher.
The name Silas is boy's name of English, Latin origin meaning "of the forest; or prayed for". Silas is a Biblical name of debated – or possibly multiple – origins. It may be a simplified form of the Latin Silvanus, meaning "of the forest", or alternatively may be a Greek form of the Aramaic Seila or Hebrew Saul, meaning "asked for, prayed for".
The name Silas is primarily a male name of Latin origin that means Man Of The Forest. Silas is possibly a short form of the name Silvanus, who was the Roman god of forests. Silva is a Latin word for woods or forest. Famous Silases include Silas Weir Mitchell, actor. Athletes include Paul Silas, Paulo Silas, and Silas Feitosa Jose De Souza.
Sep 20, 2022 · Meaning: Silas means “of the forest.”. Gender: Silas is a traditionally male name. Origin: Silas is biblical in origin. Pronunciation: Silas is pronounced as “Sigh-Lass.”. Popularity: As of 2020 Silas is the most popular it has ever been in the US, ranking in the top 100 of baby boy names.