Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Silas

[sahy-luh s]
See more synonyms for Silas on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a male given name.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for silas

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


Word Origin and History for silas

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).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper