Sylvie and Sylvia

Thoughts on [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]?

I’m always so surprised they aren’t higher in the rankings, though they are certainly climbing (Sylvie in particular is climbing somewhat steeply). I know they get so much love in the name nerd world!

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think one/both will make it to the top 100?

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I like them both personally, but particularly [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] - it’s so pretty. It gives me the same vintage vibes as [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] and [name_f]Violet[/name_f] which are now both quite popular, so I think it could keep rising in popularity.

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I love [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f], but my favourite sylv name is [name_f]Sylvana[/name_f]. I think [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] is a cute nickname for [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] or [name_f]Sylvana[/name_f] !

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I think both will continue to rise, particularly [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] as it’s got that whole ‘vintage but cutesy’ vibe going for it that’s really popular.

Personally I prefer [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] with [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] as a nn just to give a more formal sounding name later in life for things like job interviews etc. but both are lovely names.

To me they are dated but I like the meaning. I don’t think they will make it all the way into the top 100.

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I adore Sylvie/ Sylvia/ Sylvana/ [name_f]Sylvaine[/name_f] etc :heart_eyes:They remind me of La Sylphide :ballet_shoes::herb::sparkles:
Hauntingly beautiful, balletic, fairy-like names. In my homeland Silvia/ [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] is quite well used (I know around 4-5 girls with that name) and that takes off a little bit of magic for me, but overall I find Sylvie/ [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] absolutely ethereal. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] feel a little bit cottagecore’y :tulip::rabbit2: as well. I actually thought [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] is already in top 100!

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[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] is sleek and stylish but sweet; [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] feels brighter, still sleek and stylish, but with a bit more grandeur? I like the literary vibes of it too (Sylvia’s Lovers by Gaskell).

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I’m not sure if they’ll make it to the top 100. Some people still think of them as old person names, so I think they’ve got a while to go before they get to their peak (which might be in the top 100, but also might not). It’s interesting that they’ve been climbing together, they’re right next to each other on the latest rankings.

I like both names. I knew a [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] as a kid (she’d be 23 or 24 now) and no one ever commented on it then as being a weird name, so I think it absolutely can work on kids.

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I love [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], I am not a fan of [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]. I don’t see either making the top 100 anytime yet though, but [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] stands more chance of making it than [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]. I find [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] really dated in comparison.

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Same :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I’m a [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] with a sister [name_f]Violet[/name_f] and cousin [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]. I’m partial, but we’ve always thought our names just go together.

I absolutely love [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]! I want to like [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] (Plath!!!), but it’s just not my favorite. It sounds frumpier—which is usually something I love in a name (see: [name_f]Martha[/name_f], [name_f]Ramona[/name_f], [name_f]Frances[/name_f], etc). [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] is just so light and dreamy. Like a little pearl. Could be any color, flavor, volume… really vibrant.

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I absolutely adore all the Sylv- names!
They just seem so gorgeous to me! (And to think a few years ago I didn’t like them :disappointed:)
I could definitely see Sylvie make it to the top 100, though I hope it doesn’t.

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I adore both, although they very much give off different vibes to me. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] being more bright, energetic, spontaneous, and [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] more quiet, reserved, and thoughtful.

I can definitely see [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], especially getting up there. I’m not sure about the US, but I can see it in the top 100 in the UK (and maybe then the US after?).

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I feel like people have been predicting the rise of [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] for years - at least since I started reading naming forums, which was around the early 2000s (yes, I’m that old!) And it actually hasn’t really risen much. It was #497 in 2000, and it’s now #426. The absolute numbers are a bit higher now, but not much.

It does look like it’s on a bit of an upward trajectory at the moment, so it does still have potential. I think it’s more of a slow burn up the charts that a rapid ascension, so it may be a few more years yet before it may (or may not) crack the top 100.

I think [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] has a better chance, actually. It’s less familiar to English-speakers and has a certain lightness and spark that [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] lacks.

I must say that I’m not a big fan of either name. That may chance if I met a young [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] or [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] (I never have); I only know older women with these names so they do still feel older to me, though I can see the appeal.

I do really like [name_m]Sylvan[/name_m] for a boy, though!

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I learnt yesterday how old [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] was from reading [name_f]Les[/name_f] Miserables as it was mentioned as a side character from 1793! Now it has moved from cutesy Victorian to subtlety [name_m]French[/name_m] and sweet.

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I love [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]. it’s sleek and beautiful and reminds me of [name_m]Silver[/name_m]. I don’t want to be negative but all I hear in [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] is saliva

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[name_f]Eh[/name_f], where I grew up, they are both still very much considered retro/frumpy as they were most popular 50-70 years ago.
I do think the [name_m]French[/name_m] pronunciation of [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] could be quite charming and retro-chic but SYL-vee (and Sylvia) isn’t really for me.

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I am a [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] fan. I’m not so keen on [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] as I prefer the full name. I have nothing against [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] as a nickname though. I love the meaning of [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f].
‘From the forest’.

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I think they’re cute. I like both but especially [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]. They’ll make it to top 100, but probably not top 50.

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[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] are lovely! I associate them with the color green. I know three beautiful women named [name_f]Silvia[/name_f] (the spelling where I live), between the ages of 25 and 50 years old. They are all very funny, sweet, intelligent, happy and hardworking women.
I can see the name gaining popularity in the future! I think it is a gorgeous, refreshing choice.

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