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What does Salvador mean?

Salvador Pronunciation of Salvador 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH savior (defender)


VARIANTS Sal, Salvator, Salvatore, Salvidor, Salvino, Sauveur



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How popular is Salvador?

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 (#3694 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Salvador reached its top position of #290 in the U.S. in 1990, and is presently at #647. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salvador name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Salvador outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Salvador (#647 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Sal, Salvator and Salvatore (#895). These relations of Salvador were favored by parents in the 1920s (ADOPTION OF 0.12%) and are now significantly less popular (ADOPTION 0.04%, DOWN 70%), with the version Salvatore becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salvador, Sal, Salvator, Salvatore in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Salvador and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Amador, Baldor, Balfor (see Balfour), Eldor, Halldor, Hallvor, Halvar, Halvor, Isador, Landor, Malchior, Malkior, Saad, Saadya, Sacar (see Sachar), Sachar, Saguaro, Saladin, Salman, Salmon, Salomo, Salomon, Salton, Salvian, Salviano (see Salvio), Salviatus (see Salvio), Salvio, Sander, Sandor, Saunder, Savino, Savion, Savoy, Savyon, Seamor, Seldon, Shadoe, Shadow, Silvain, Silvan, Silvano, Silvanus, Silvaon, Silver, Silvino, Silvio, Slade, Slater, Sylvan, Sylvanus, Sylver, Sylvio, Talor, Tavor and Teador. These names tend to be less frequently used than Salvador.

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