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Gender: M Meaning of Sawyer: "woodcutter" Origin of Sawyer: English Sawyer's Popularity in 2013: #120

Sawyer is a surname with a more relaxed and friendly feel than many others, and is one of the hottest occupational names right now, with the Nameberry seal of approval. Sawyer is becoming increasingly unisex--both Sara Gilbert and Diane Farr used Sawyer for their daughters -- though it was also given a boost by the character Sawyer on "Lost", an alias for the character really named James Ford.

Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg were among the first to discover Sawyer when they used it for their son in 1992, the year it leaped up 356 places; it's now at Number 120. Sawyer recently entered the girls' Top 1000, ranking Number 448 in 2013. In real numbers, there are more than four times as many boys as girls named Sawyer.

Sawyer is a relatively common surname--think Tom and Diane. It originated as an occupational name for a woodcutter, otherwise known as someone who worked with a saw.

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Famous People Named Sawyer

Sawyer Spielberg (b. 1992) son of director Steven Spielberg
Sawyer Sweeten (b. 1995), American actor; twin brother of Sullivan Sweeten
Sawyer Steven Yount (b. 2010), son of Erica Hill
Sawyer Hartman, YouTube film-maker and actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Sawyer

James "Sawyer" Ford, a main character on the TV show "Lost"
Sawyer, character in movie "Dolphin Tale"
Sawyer Brown, American band
Tom Sawyer, the preteen con artist created by Mark Twain

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