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).