Savior name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Savior

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sav"ior
  1. One who saves, preserves, or delivers from destruction or danger.
  2. Specifically: Theor our your, etc Savior, he who brings salvation to men; Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.

Etymology: OE. saveour, OF. salveor, F. sauveur, fr. L. salvator, fr. salvare to save. See Save (v.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who rescues you from harm or danger
  2. A teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)

First attested in 1300. From Middle English saviour, from Old French sauveour, from Late Latin salvātor, from salvāre.

  1. (US) A person who saves someone, rescues another from harm.

savior was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Savior U.S.
  White 11.16% 64.26%
  African American 66.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 8.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Savior

People with the last name Savior are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Savior

  • How Popular is the name Savior? Savior is the 19,974th most popular name of all time. As a last name Savior was the 86,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Savior have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 373 babies born with the first name Savior in the United States. That's more than enough people named Savior to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Savior? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Savior first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Savior is Sunday, January 26th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Savior born? The highest recorded use of the first name Savior was in 2019 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Savior Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Savior is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Savior: The name spelled backwards is Roivas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rovsai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Savior? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 215 people with the last name Savior.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Savior? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Savior as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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