Last name origins & meanings:
- Russian: from a personal name based on Latin Sabinus
(see Sabin) or Greek Sabbas (see Savas).
- English and French: from the Middle English and Old French
personal name Savin, a variant of Sabin.
- English and
French: altered form of the Middle English and Old French personal
name Selvein, Latin Silvanus (see Silvano).
- Irish: reduced form of O’Savin, Anglicized form of Gaelic
Ó Sabháin ‘descendant of Sabhán’, a personal
name based on sabh ‘cub’. The Irish surname has largely been
absorbed into Savage.
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