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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 not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#514 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sawyer for boys. Sawyer reached its highest rank of #110 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 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 also pronounced similarly to Sayer. Another suggested similar baby name is Lawyer. Like Sawyer, these names are not commonly used.