Meaning and Name Origin
Salvador \s(a)-lva-dor, sal-vador\ as a boys' name is pronounced SAL-va-dor. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Salvador is "savior". Spanish form of Salvator, a place name in Latin America. Spanish artist Salvador Dali.
Salvador is a very prominent first name for men (#286 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5256 out of 88799, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Salvador for boys. Salvador entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #290 in the U.S. in 1990, and is presently at #600. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Salvador and related names. Prominent variation forms of Salvador (#600 the previous year) are Sal and Salvatore (#899 the previous year). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 and are now significantly less popular, with the version Salvatore becoming less trendy. Salvador (#600) is the most fashionable boy name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)