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Svilen is a male given name almost exclusively used in Bulgaria, (Cyrillic: Свилен)

The female equivalent is Svilena (Cyrillic: Свилена)


The name Svilen, was taken from the Bulgarian word svila (Cyrillic: Свила) or silk. As a result the name refers to silken, it maybe used in many senses as an adjective other than a name.

The word itself svila originated from Serbo-Croatian. The word is mentioned in the epic Serbian poem, The Maiden of Kossovo; the line reads Svilen kalpak. This may be translated as Silken Cap.

People Named Svilen[edit]

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