Sylvain Name - Meaning and Origin

Origin of first name:

French, Latin

Meaning of the name:

From the Latin silvanus, "god of the forest".
Sylvanus was one of the nicknames of the Roman god Mars. Saint Sylvain was a bishop of Gaza, Palestine, during the reign of Emperor Diocletian in the fourth century. He was condemned to the mines before suffering martyrdom.
The Sylvains are celebrated on May 4th.
Its derivatives: Sylvestre, Silas, Silvano, Sylvaine, Sylvère.

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