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What does Sawyer mean?

Sawyer /saw-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.

Associated with: wood (tree), literary, hero


Kreatif forms:
(male) Satyer, Sawer, ..

(female) Sawler, Sawyerra, ..

How popular is Sawyer?

Sawyer is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#646 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Sawyer for boys. Sawyer was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex position of #110 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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, Sayre and Zayyir. Other recommended names are Bailer, Baker, Barber, Barker, Baxter, Casper, Dwyer, Eadger, Faber, Fryer, Gayler, Gower, Jasper, Javier, Kaiser, Lawler, Lawyer, Majer, Marmer, Mayer, Nader, Nagler, Naseer, Naser, Packer, Qadeer, Rainer, Royer, Saber, Sabr, Sachar, Sadler, Salem, Samael, Sammey, Samy, Sander, Sanders, Sandey, Santee, Sapir, Sareek, Sarge, Sayers, Sayge, Sayres, Seeger, Sender, Shakeer, Shaye, Silver, Snider, Snyder, Sommer, Speer, Spider, Spyder, Squier, Syed, Sylver, Taber, Tanier, Tayber, Thayer, Valter, Vander, Walder, Waller, Walter, Yaseer, Yasser and Zaheer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sawyer.