Silas

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Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic spelling of Σιλας (Silas)

1) A Greek form of Aramaic shila = 'asked for' or 'prayed for' [1] [2] [3]

2) A Short form of Σιλουανος (Silouanós), which is a Greek form of Silvanus [4]

Related Names

Silas
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Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Sillas
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Danish

Cognates

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Silas
Genitive: Silas'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Silas
Accusative: Silas
Dative: Silasi
Genitive: Silasar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Silas
Genitive: Silaksen
Partitive: Silasta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Silas
Genitive: Silas'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Silas
Genitive: Silas' / Silas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[5]
2 n.a. 3837 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[6]
10 10 381 518
Norway Norway[7]
4 n.a. 276 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 62
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Silas(m) Sources: [6][5][7][8]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Silas(m) Sources: [9]

Sources: [6] [5] [7] [8]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. details see Name Statistic tables