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Meaning and Name Origin

Sawyer \sa(w)-yer\ as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Sawyer is "wood-worker". Occupational name. Literary: most familiar as the name of Mark Twain's boy hero, Tom Sawyer.


Sawyer is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#514 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Sawyer for boys. Sawyer was first listed in 1991 and reached its apex position of #110 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sawyer name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sawyer outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sawyer is pronounced similarly to Sayer. Another recommended similar baby name is Lawyer. Like Sawyer, these names are not commonly used.