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Sylvester is a name derived from the Latin adjective silvestris meaning "wooded" or "wild", which derives from the noun silva meaning "woodland". Classical Latin spells this with i. In Classical Latin y represented a separate sound distinct from i, not a native Latin sound but one used in transcriptions of foreign words. After the Classical period y came to be pronounced as i. Spellings with Sylv- in place of Silv- date from after the Classical period.


Sylvester may refer to


  • Attila Silvester, Greek choreographer
  • Charles Sylvester, English chemist and inventor
  • Dean Sylvester, American hockey player
  • Hannah Sylvester (c. 1900–1973), American blues singer
  • Harold Sylvester, American film and television actor
  • James Joseph Sylvester, English mathematician
  • Joshua Sylvester, English poet
  • Marc Sylvester, American middle-distance runner
  • Michael Sylvester, American opera-singer
  • Rick Sylvester, American stuntman
  • Robin Sylvester, English musician
  • Sherry Sylvester, American political worker and journalist
  • William Sylvester, American TV and film actor
  • William Henry Thomas Sylvester, English army officer and surgeon
  • Fictional characters

  • Sylvester the Cat, a Looney Tunes character
  • Sylvester Junior, a son of Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr.
  • Sylvester, a donkey in the children's book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
  • Sue Sylvester, a main character on the Fox sitcom Glee
  • Sylvester (Trapped In The Closet), a main character in the hip hopera/Comedy Trapped In The Closet
  • Churchmen

  • Pope Sylvester I (died 335), Saint Sylvester
  • Pope Sylvester II (c. 946–1003)
  • Pope Sylvester III (died 1062 or 1063)
  • Antipope Sylvester IV, a claimant from 1105 to 1111
  • Sylvester of Kiev (c. 1055–1123), clergyman and writer in Kievan Rus
  • Sylvester Gozzolini (1177–1267), saint and founder of the Sylvestrines religious order
  • Sylvester of Assisi (died 1240), companion of Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Sylvester of Antioch, 18th century Greek bishop
  • Sylvester of Worcester, early 13th century Bishop of Worcester
  • Given name

  • Sylvester of Marsico (born c. 1100), Count of Marsico in the Kingdom of Sicily
  • Silvester Diggles (1817–1880), Australian musician and ornithologist
  • Sylvester Graham (1794–1851), Presbyterian minister, father of graham crackers
  • Sylvester McCoy (born 1943), actor
  • Sylvester (singer) (1947–1988), singer, disco performer, stage name Sylvester
  • Sylvester Stallone (born 1946), actor
  • Sylvester Mittee (born 1956), Saint Lucian/British boxer of the 1970s and '80s
  • Sylvester Terkay (born 1970), American professional wrestler
  • Sylvester Levay (born 1954), Hungarian musician
  • References

    Sylvester Wikipedia

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