Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic فادي
Meaning: “saviour.”

The name comes directly from the Arabic word for saviour and is a very popular name among Middle Eastern Christians. Al-Fadi (the saviour) is an appellation used for Jesus.

Currently, Fadi is the 470th most popular male name in Quebec, Canada (2010).

The feminine form is Fadia فادية.


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/fadi
  2. http://www.babynamer.com/fadi
  3. http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Fadi




Gender: Masculine
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: “savior.”

The name is derived from the Spanish word for Savior and is used in honour of Christ. It is currently the 457th most popular male name in the United States, (2010). Its Italian cognate of Salvatore is the 895th most popular male name in the United States, (2010).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Sotir (Albanian)
  • Gaizka (Basque)
  • Salbatore (Basque)
  • Xalbador/Xalba (Basque)
  • Salvador (Catalan/Spanish)
  • Saveur (French: archaic)
  • Salvatore (Italian)
  • Salvator (German/Latin)
  • Sotirios  Σωτήριος (Greek)
  • Sauvaire (Occitanian)
  • Salwator (Polish)
  • Sarbadore (Sardinian)
  • Sarbaturi (Sicilian)
Common diminutives used especially among Italian-Americans are: Sal and Tory.

Feminine forms include:

  • Salvatrice (Italian)
  • Salvatorica (Italian)
  • Salvatorina (Italian)
  • Torella (Italian)
  • Torina (Italian)
  • Salvatrix (Latin)
  • Salvadora (Spanish)



Gender: Feminine
Origin: Bulgarian
Meaning: “saved.”

Spaska is the feminine form of Spas, which is derived from the Bulgarian spasen meaning “saved.” The name is used in reference to Jesus as Lord and Savior in Christian belief.

The designated name-day is May 13.

Spas is the masculine version.


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/bul.php