|Related Names:||Silas, Silvia, Silvija, Silvius, Sylvester, Sylvia, Sylvie|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The boy’s name Silvio is most commonly considered an Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of the Latin name Silvius, derived from the feminine Silvia from silva “wood” “forest.” It could also be:
- from the Latin name Silvanus, the name of the Roman god of uncultivated land 
- a form of Silas, which is from the Greek name Silvanus “forest”
- in Italian, it can mean “forest dweller” “silver”
- from Latin, meaning “belonging to the forest” “silver.”
Silvio was a popular name in the early 1900s. It first appeared on the Social Security Administration’s list of most popular names in 1908, ranking 1017. It reached its height of popularity at 692 in 1917, but disappeared from the list after 1930, when it came in at 918. 
- According to legend, the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, was Rhea Silvia. She raised her twins in Alba Longa (see Alba), where several kings bore the name Silvius. 
- The Kabalarian Philosophy states that the name Silvio creates a desire to be responsible, and while a person with this name has good leadership qualities, he’s short on patience. A person named Silvio is ambitious and aggressive; has a quick, creative, and clever mind, and is very independent. It’s difficult for him to tolerate those who are slow and methodical. He loves change, travel, and meeting new people. 
- In numerology, people named Silvio tend to be very active, and they like adventure and excitement. They hate to sit around for long periods; they’re action oriented, and they don’t like rules. They’re optimistic, intelligent, and have visionary ideas. On the down side, they’re prone to dissatisfaction, stubbornness, and obstinacy. They can be self-righteous, impatient, and tend to make hasty decisions.
- Silvio Dante is a character on The Sopranos.
- “Silvio” is a song by Bob Dylan & Rob Hunter, on the album Down in the Groove, released in 1988. 
- Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Massachusetts is named after Representative Silvio O. Conte.
- Silvio O. Conte Medical Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine is named after Representative Silvio O. Conte.
- Movies with a character named Silvio:
- Silvio Berlusconi (b. 9/29/1936) – Italian business executive and politician, was premier of Italy in 1994 and again from 2001 to 2006. He is the richest man in Italy (estimated $12 billion). His holdings include a media empire – television, film, advertising, publishing – construction, food, insurance, and he owns the AC Milan football club (Italy’s most successful).
- Silvio O. Conte (Nov. 9, 1921 – Feb. 8, 1991) – long-time Representative from Massachusetts, served from 1955-1991, never having lost an election. He fought for health and human services, the environment, education, federal student grants and loans, and medical research. He was charismatic and well-loved by his constituents and colleagues.
- In the world of sports:
- Check out these actors in the movies:
- Silvio Minciotti (Clash by Night (1952))
- Silvio Ramiro (Dressed to Kill (1965))
- Silvio García Jr. (Raging Bull (1980))
- Silvio Scotti (Stark System (1980))
- Silvio Rossi (Sky High (1990)) (TV)
- Silvio Famularo (Braindead (1992))
- Silvio Morelli (Under the Gun (1995))
- Silvio Anastasi (Black Eagle (1988))
- Silvio Luciano (In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988)) (TV)
- Silvio Jimenez Hernandez (Exorcist: The Beginning (2004))
- Silvio D. Ursino (Thousands of Miles (2005))
- Silvio Wolf Busch (My Christmas Soldier (2006)) (V)
- Silvio Pollio (Shut Up and Shoot! (2006))
- Silvio Simac (DOA: Dead or Alive (2006))
- Silvio Porretta (The Tides (2007))
- Silvio Leonel Puliana (Goal II: Living the Dream (2007))
- Silvio Fama (Basement Jack (2008)) 
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Author: Madeleine Wieder
|Meaning||wood, forest +|
|Meaningnc||wood, forest +|
|Pronunciation||SIL-v-o, SIL-vio +|
|Rank in 2000s||0 +|
|Related||Silas +, Silvia +, Silvija +, Silvius +, Sylvester +, Sylvia +, and Sylvie +|