Silas Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Silas:
Derived from the Aramaic sh'īlā (asked for). The name is borne in the Bible by a prominent member of the early church at Jerusalem. He accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Silas
Si, Sil, Silo, SySy, Sly
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means "of the forest/woods"
Akin to the Latin name: Sylvanus "god of the woods/forest"
- Famous real-life people named Silas
Silas House (1971-), American novelist
Silas, (1st c.), early Christian apostle and scribe, mentioned by name in Acts and several of the epistles
Saint Silas or Saint Silvanus was a leading member of the Early Christian community, who later accompanied Paul in some of his missionary journeys.
Silas Casey (1808-1882) was a Major General for the Union Army in the American Civil War
Silas Weir Mitchell - American actor
Silas Randall - Son of Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Silas "Uncle Si" Robertson from Duck Dynasty
Silas Soule (1838-1865)- Civil War era American abolitionist/anti-slavery militant who refused to participate in the murder of Native Americans at the Sand Creek massacre
Silas F. Gray (1920-1993) - Renowned tobacco farmer in Eastern Tennessee
- Silas in song, story & screen
Silas Stingy - The Who
Silas Marner - Novel by George Eliot (1861).
The Rise of Silas Lapham - Novel by William Dean Howells (1885).
Silas Botwin ("Weeds", played by Hunter Parrish)
Silas- an evil albino monk in Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code (novel/movie)
"Uncle Silas," Victorian horror novel by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
Silas - young Nobody's wise vampire guardian in "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman
Silas Benjamin- Kings
Silas Adams ("Deadwood", played by Titus Welliver)
Silas Heap, a wizard from Angie Sage's 'Septimus Heap' books
Silas Korba "The Ghost Bird" series
Silas Burr, supervillain and nemesis of X-Factor and Wolverine in Marvel comics