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The name Sylvester is of Latin origin, and means woodsy or of the woods.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Sylvester has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Sylvester
Use of the Name Sylvester for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
40,769 11,757 2,628 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Sylvester has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Sylvester last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1994, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Sylvester
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188015389  
188116276  
188218374  
188317769  
188420167  
188516482  
188618773  
188717971  
188818083  
1889127112  
189015393  
189119864  
189216298  
189317085  
1894152101  
189515899  
1896152110  
1897144111  
1898148115  
189916394  
1900161131  
1901139120  
1902141135  
1903156114  
1904155124  
1905163125  
1906159125  
1907149151  
1908143165  
1909164151  
1910153201  
1911153219  
1912166349  
1913157463  
1914164539  
1915164707  
1916171716  
1917175711  
1918172769  
1919173749  
1920175801  
1921185760  
1922195709  
1923191726  
1924199702  
1925203689  
1926201690  
1927219609  
1928221596  
1929224572  
1930219594  
1931226523  
1932217558  
1933232496  
1934230502  
1935224529  
1936238475  
1937245477  
1938237500  
1939243475  
1940257464  
1941237538  
1942267496  
1943270501  
1944249537  
1945261499  
1946278532  
1947275608  
1948276587  
1949277589  
1950259636  
1951266638  
1952282599  
1953274645  
1954280630  
1955283644  
1956297619  
1957311602  
1958320579  
1959327560  
1960347504  
1961349517  
1962374463  
1963371458  
1964409386  
1965397389  
1966425324  
1967440295  
1968473257  
1969497242  
1970514246  
1971474290  
1972531224  
1973503241  
1974575196  
1975545217  
1976593189  
1977571217  
1978562222  
1979543248  
1980612204  
1981582214  
1982582219  
1983634182  
1984585209  
1985633193  
1986634201  
1987652198  
1988666203  
1989710193  
1990713203  
1991905135  
1992    
1993904142  
1994962132  
Totals:  40,769 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Sylvester as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Sylvester appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 114 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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