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What does Sawyer mean?

Sawyer Pronunciation of Sawyer 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




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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)

Sawyer was first listed in 1990 and reached its apex position of #94 in the U.S. in the year 2015, and is at #99 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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 sound-alike 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.

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