The word Savitra is found in the Sanskrit Dictionary and means a ray of light, the solar rays, or belonging to the solar dynasty. Belonging to the solar dynasty is an offspring of the deity named Aditi, infinite space, called an Aditya. According to the school, the Adityas were a dynasty, a lineage of people who became enlightened upon the earth. The Rishis associated with the Rigveda were of the lineage, as well as the last Buddha to grace the earth, Buddha Shakyamuni. The family name of the Buddha is Gautama, as well as, Angiras. The Sanskrit words of Gautama or Gotama refer to a Rishi, and in fact, a Rishi belonging to the family of Angiras with the patriarch of Rahugana.
The word Savitri also appears in the dictionary, and sometimes appears in the literature as Savitr. The word means stimulator, to arouse, vivifier (vivify means to bring to life), the divine influence of the sun, and most interestingly, it refers to the sun before sunrise. After sunrise and before sunset, the sun is called Surya.
Personally, I love the sun. I enjoy being in sunlight, but to enjoy the divine influence of the sun, I wake before dawn for that.
Here is a verse from the Veda to acknowledge the sunrise.
The dawn to acknowledge, and to AH to take pleasure in, the right time for giving praise on a day of Brahma.