Surname SAVAGE

SOURCE: Nickname
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

English nickname meaning "wild, uncouth", derived from Old French salvage or sauvage meaning "untamed", ultimately from Latin silvaticus meaning "wild, from the woods".

Related Names

VARIANTS: Salvage, Savidge, Savege
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sauvage, Sauvageau, Sauvageon, Sauvageot (French), Salvaggi, Salvatici, Selvaggio (Italian)
Entry updated May 31, 2018