Hey! I'm emailing on behalf of a friend, who recently heard the name Savvy (that's s-a-v-v-y, not s-a-w-y) and loved it. However, she would prefer to use it as a nickname for something rather than a proper name. The only name we can think of is Savannah. Are there any other names out there that Savvy would be a good nickname for?
I looked in the index of The Baby Name Wizard to find all names starting with "Sav," and found this list:
Well, hm. If it's the SOUND she likes, she could use a name that gives a similar nickname such as Sabby or Saffy or Saphy.
And of course she could make up a name. Saveela. Savayla. Savella. Savona. Saveena. Savika. Savrina. Savira. Savinna. Savayna. Saverra. Well, I am not very good at making up names, but maybe she is.
I do think, though, that the name you thought of is the best way to get the nickname: Savannah/Savanna is the clearest route to Savvy.