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Sava (name)

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Sava is a male personal name in South Slavic languages. Perhaps the most famous example is the Serbian medieval prince turned monk Saint Sava.[1] In Croatia, Sava is found as a male name among the Serbs and also as a female name among the Croats,[2] likewise in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a result of the tradition of naming female children after rivers – in this case, after the river Sava.[citation needed] It is also used in Romanian, where it is also a surname.

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  1. ^ Charlotte Mary Yonge (2004). History of Christian Names. Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 0-7661-8321-1.
  2. ^ "Name Sava". Acta Croatica. Chicago: Croatian Ancestry Limited. Retrieved 2022-10-09.