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What does Saxon mean?

Saxon /sax-on/ as a boys' name is pronounced SAKS-un. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Saxon is "from Saxonny".

Also possibly "swordsman". This name was originally given to those from Saxonny, a region of Germany. Saxons were among the German tribes that invaded and settled England in the fifth century.

Associated with: swordsman (warrior)


Saxon has 3 variants: Saxe, Saxen and Saxton.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Safon, Sanon, ..

(female) Saxonna, Saxonny, ..

How popular is Saxon?

Saxon is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#4584 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Saxon for boys. Saxon was first listed in 1991 and reached its highest position of #1812 in the U.S. in the year 1996, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Saxon name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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