Meaning and Origin of: Salvi

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : patronymic or plural form of Salvo.
  • Italian : from a short form of the personal name Diotisalvi (‘God save you’), which was widespread in the medieval period.
  • Catalan : from a personal name Salvi (Latin Salvius, a derivative of salvus ‘safe’), borne by various early saints, among them a 6th-century bishop of Albi and a 7th-century bishop of Amiens.
  • Indian (Maharashtra) : Hindu (Maratha) name of unknown meaning.