Sava Family History
Sava Name Meaning
Italian: habitational name from Sava in Taranto or the district so named in Baronissi Salerno; the placename is probably from a pre-Latin element saba sava ‘ditch’. Italian (Sicily; Savà) and Romanian: from the personal name Savà Sava of Greek origin (see Savas ). American shortened (and altered) form of Greek Savas or its standard variant Savvas or of patronymics derived from these personal names.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press