Bjørg

Poulina Joanesardottir in Faroese Costume via Nordic Fashion Biennale

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “salvation; help.”
(BYERG)

The name comes directly from the Old Norse meaning, “salvation; help.”

As of 2010, Bjørg was the 4th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Bjørg (Faroese/Norwegian)
  • Björg (Icelandic/Swedish)
  • Bjørga/Bjørge (Norwegian)
  • Borgine (Norwegian)
  • Biergá (Sami)
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Salvador

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)
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