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Origin of the name SYLVIA.
Etymology of the name SYLVIA.
Meaning of the baby name SYLVIA.

  

SYLVIA.  The feminine form of Latin Sylvius (q.v.), meaning "from the forest." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Also see Sylva.  Usage: America, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland.
    Sylvia Eileen Hermon, a Northern Irish politician.  Sylvia Anderson, a British voice artist and film producer.  Sylvia Kristel, a Dutch actress, model, and singer. (Wiki)

... Sylvia, also called Ilia, is said to have been the name of the mother of Romulus and Remus, the traditional founders of Rome, so that in the feminine form also the name is of long descent... (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905)

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