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Sawyer meaning and name origin
Sawyer \sa(w)-yer\ as a boy's 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 also pronounced similarly to Sayer. Another suggested similar baby name is Lawyer.
Popularity of Sawyer
Sawyer is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#514 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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