The name Silas is of Latin origin and means "Man Of The Forest." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Silas is possibly a short form of the name Silvanus, who was the Roman god of forests. Silva is a Latin word for woods or forest. Famous Silases include Silas Weir Mitchell, actor. Athletes include Paul Silas, Paulo Silas, and Silas Feitosa Jose De Souza. Fictional characters include the main character Silas Marner in the novel of the same name by George Eliot. Silas was also a character in the novel and movie The Da Vinci Code, and the TV shows The Royals, Weeds, and The Vampire Diaries.
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