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What Does The Name Silva Mean?

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The word Silva is of Latin origin. Its literal translation is "woods". It is a very popular Portuguese surname, especially in the Asian regions where there was previous Portuguese control. The word probably denotes people who come from forested regions. During the Roman Empire, around 219 B.C. this word was adopted by the Iberians. Thus this word originated during the ancient roman times. It is also a very popular girl's name. Its different variations include Silvana, Silvia and Sylvia.

There is also a Swedish company called, the Silva of Sweden, which is best known for its manufacture of high class compasses and other navigational tools. These tools include high tech GPS tools, software for mapping, etc. Though its base is in Sweden, it operates in other countries like France, Germany, Great Britain, etc.

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