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Origin and Meaning of Savoy

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  • According to a user from Missouri, United States, the name Savoy is of French origin and means "A region in France".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sa*voy"
A variety of the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea major), having curled leaves, -- much cultivated for winter use.

Etymology: F. chou de Savoie cabbage of Savoy

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  1. Head of soft crinkly leaves
  2. A geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy
  1. A historical region of western Europe.
  2. Savoy cabbage

Notable Persons With the Last Name Savoy

Prince Eugene of Savoy is a military person.


Teresa Ann Savoy is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to 2000. Teresa was born on July 18th, 1955 in London. Teresa is also known as Therese Ann Savoy.


Guy was born on July 24th, 1953 in Nevers.


Maria Luisa Of Savoy was royalty. Her career lasted from 1701 to 1714. Maria was born as the child of Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia and Anne Marie d'Orléans on August 17th, 1688 in Royal Palace of Turin. She died on February 14th, 1714.


Maria Pia of Savoy was royalty. She was most active from 1862 to 1889. Maria was born as the child of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy and Adelaide of Austria on February 14th, 1847 in Royal Palace of Turin. She breathed her last breath on July 5th, 1911.


Louise of Savoy was a noble. Louise was born as the child of Philip II, Duke of Savoy, and Margaret of Bourbon (1438–1483) on September 11th, 1476 in Pont-d'Ain. She died on September 22nd, 1531.


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Popularity of Savoy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Savoy U.S.
  White 52.90% 64.26%
  African American 40.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.06% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Savoy

People with the last name Savoy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Savoy

  • How Popular is the name Savoy? Savoy is the 27,686th most popular name of all time. As a last name Savoy was the 4,638th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Savoy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 188 babies born with the first name Savoy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Savoy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Savoy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Savoy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Savoy is Monday, October 17th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Savoy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Savoy was in 1992 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Savoy: Your name in reverse order is Yovas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Voysa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Savoy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,649 people with the last name Savoy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Savoy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Savoy as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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