Salvador

First Name
46k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
13k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Salvador

"Salvador" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Savior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
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  1. A male given name of Spanish origin.
  2. A municipality, the capital of the state of Bahia, Brazil.

Salvador was also found in the following language(s): Azeri, Catalan, Czech, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Uzbek

Notable Persons Named Salvador

Salvador Dalí was an artist in the fields of painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. Salvador was given the name Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech on May 11th, 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. He left this life on January 23rd, 1989.

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Salvador Allende was a President of Chile, 56th President of the Senate of Chile, Minister of Health, Social Welfare, and Ministry of Health (Chile). Salvador was born on June 26th, 1908 in Santiago. He died on September 11th, 1973.

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Salvador Sánchez Cerén is a President of El Salvador and Vice President of El Salvador. Salvador was born on June 18th, 1944 in Quezaltepeque, La Libertad.

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Salvador Pérez is a baseball for the Kansas City Royals. Salvador was born on May 10th, 1990 in Valencia, Carabobo.

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Salvador Sánchez was a boxer. Salvador was born on January 26th, 1959 in Santiago Tianguistenco. He breathed his last breath on August 12th, 1982.

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Salvador Minuchin is a scientist. Salvador was born in San Salvador, Entre Ríos, Argentina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Salvador

Charles Salvador is a labourer, bareknuckle boxer, author, artist, and bare-knuckle boxing. Charles is also known as Charlie, Charles Bronson, Charles Ali Ahmed, and Mickey.

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Janella Salvador is a pop music, contemporary r&b, soul music, dance music, and music of the philippines singing, actor, and model (people). She plays Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, and Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Janella was given the name Janella Maxine Desiderio Salvador on March 30th, 1998 in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines.

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She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Maja was given the name Maja Ross Andres Salvador by her parent Ross Rival on October 5th, 1988 in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines.

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Tripp Eisen is an industrial metal, nu metal, alternative metal, and hard rock musician. He plays Guitar. He was most prominent from 1986 to 2005. Tripp was given the name Tod Rex Salvador on June 29th, 1965 in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania. Tripp is also known as Tripp Rex Eisen and Rex Eisen.

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Henri Salvador was a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 2008. Henri was born on July 18th, 1917. He breathed his last breath on February 13th, 2008.

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Phillip Salvador is an actor. He was most active from 1965 to present. Phillip was given the name Felipe Reyes Salvador on August 21st, 1953 in Santa Cruz, Manila.

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How popular is the baby name Salvador in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 5 0 5
1893 5 0 5
1894 6 0 6
1898 6 0 6
1900 9 0 9
1901 7 0 7
1902 11 0 11
1903 9 0 9
1904 11 0 11
1905 7 0 7
1906 16 0 16
1907 21 0 21
1908 17 0 17
1909 19 0 19
1910 24 0 24
1911 23 0 23
1912 31 0 31
1913 55 0 55
1914 72 0 72
1915 102 0 102
1916 133 0 133
1917 124 0 124
1918 133 0 133
1919 178 0 178
1920 202 0 202
1921 218 0 218
1922 232 0 232
1923 255 0 255
1924 283 0 283
1925 296 0 296
1926 267 0 267
1927 282 0 282
1928 296 0 296
1929 296 0 296
1930 302 7 295
1931 263 0 263
1932 227 0 227
1933 194 0 194
1934 180 0 180
1935 167 0 167
1936 190 0 190
1937 142 0 142
1938 183 0 183
1939 189 0 189
1940 208 0 208
1941 212 0 212
1942 234 0 234
1943 205 0 205
1944 241 0 241
1945 258 0 258
1946 277 0 277
1947 275 0 275
1948 285 0 285
1949 322 0 322
1950 335 0 335
1951 333 0 333
1952 324 0 324
1953 331 0 331
1954 308 0 308
1955 322 0 322
1956 312 0 312
1957 327 0 327
1958 314 0 314
1959 327 0 327
1960 335 0 335
1961 345 0 345
1962 291 5 286
1963 320 0 320
1964 303 0 303
1965 318 0 318
1966 295 0 295
1967 315 0 315
1968 334 0 334
1969 368 0 368
1970 405 0 405
1971 441 0 441
1972 456 5 451
1973 426 0 426
1974 524 6 518
1975 566 5 561
1976 566 6 560
1977 610 8 602
1978 578 7 571
1979 637 7 630
1980 658 8 650
1981 679 6 673
1982 697 0 697
1983 627 9 618
1984 637 6 631
1985 623 7 616
1986 650 8 642
1987 668 13 655
1988 669 6 663
1989 811 9 802
1990 877 10 867
1991 894 9 885
1992 928 7 921
1993 911 6 905
1994 906 10 896
1995 870 8 862
1996 871 0 871
1997 815 0 815
1998 814 0 814
1999 769 0 769
2000 857 5 852
2001 846 0 846
2002 799 0 799
2003 853 0 853
2004 830 0 830
2005 861 0 861
2006 766 0 766
2007 718 0 718
2008 659 0 659
2009 682 0 682
2010 582 0 582
2011 477 0 477
2012 472 0 472
2013 437 0 437
2014 449 0 449
2015 421 0 421
2016 455 0 455

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Popularity of Salvador as a first name

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Popularity of Salvador as a last name

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Common last names for Salvador

  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Rodriguez
  • Hernandez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Ramirez
  • Torres
  • Flores
  • Gomez
  • Rivera
  • Ortiz
  • Diaz
  • Gonzales
  • Gutierrez
  • Morales
  • Ruiz
  • Chavez

Common first names for Salvador

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Salvador U.S.
  White 13.97% 64.26%
  African American 1.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 23.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.04% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 58.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Salvador

People with the last name Salvador are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Salvador

  • How Popular is the name Salvador? Salvador is the 1,036th most popular name of all time. As a last name Salvador was the 2,772nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Salvador have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46,409 babies born with the first name Salvador in the United States. That's more than enough people named Salvador to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Salvador? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Salvador first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Salvador is Saturday, July 17th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Salvador born? The highest recorded use of the first name Salvador was in 1992 with a total of 921 babies.
  • Random Salvador Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Salvador ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 318 babies in California have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Salvador: Your name in reverse order is Rodavlas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dsoralav. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Salvador? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,021 people with the last name Salvador.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Salvador? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Salvador as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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