Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Forest
Main Origin Language: Latin
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In 2017 the name Silas...

• was given to 3,296 baby boys
• was the 120th most popular name for baby boys
• was 251% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Montana, North Dakota, and Oregon
• was least popular in New Jersey, Nevada, and California
• was about as popular as Damian and Tristan
Babies Named Silas Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Silas...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2013
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1967
• is 2597% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 1395% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Jaxon, Jaxson, Jayce, Aiza, Charlee, Avalyn
• has the most opposite popularity history to Joseph, Jessie, Shelton, Kathrine, Margarita, Elizabeth
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Silas Per State
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Geographically the name Silas...

• 9% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Sawyer, Jasper, Asher, Addison, Harper, Hadley
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Jayden, Dylan, Bryan, Daniela, Angelina, Brianna
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Silas by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Silas are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Silas will be the only kid named Silas in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Silas compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Silas rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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