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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SAV-ij
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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

Other Languages & CulturesLesauvage, Sauvage, Sauvageau, Sauvageon, Sauvageot(French) Salvaggi, Salvatici, Selvaggio(Italian)

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