- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for silas
It won't only be an honor to us, but it'll be an honor to Uncle Silas because it was us that done it.
Says your uncle Silas is like a changed man, on account of all this quarreling.
His thoughts reverted to Silas Malling, and here they paused.The Hound From The North
One of the most enthralling stories Mr. Silas Hocking has ever written.The White Lie
William Le Queux
Silas never understood her gravity for that of discontent and envy.
Word Origin and History for silas
masc. proper name, from Late Latin, from Greek Silas, contraction of Silouanos, transliteration of Latin Silvanus, a name that literally means "living in the woods," from silva "wood" (see sylvan).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper