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Gender: F Meaning of Sawyer: "woodcutter" Origin of Sawyer: English occupational name Sawyer's Popularity in 2015: #260

Sawyer is a stylish, newly unisex name, used for their daughters by such parents as Sara Gilbert, co-host of The Talk and former actress on Roseanne. While Sawyer feels more conventionally masculine—maybe it's the image of a person wielding a saw?—this is one of those newly-stylish occupational names that can work for either gender. It was on the rise in 2015, making its way into the Top 300, and may continue to climb. If you want something with less brawn and more brains than Sawyer, try Sayer.

Famous People Named Sawyer

Sawyer Lucia Chung (b. 2008), daughter of actress Diane Farr and Seung Yong Chung; twin sister Coco Trinity Chung
Sawyer Jane Gilbert-Adler (b. 2007), daughter of actress Sara Gilbert and Allison Adler
Sawyer Scout Pileggi (b. 1998), daughter of actor Mitch Pileggi
Sawyer Chandler (b. 2002), daughter of actor Kyle Chandler

Pop Culture References for the name Sawyer

Sawyer Brooke Scott, character on TV's "One Tree Hill".
Sawyer, cat in "Cats Don't Dance".
Sawyer Carlisle, Duncan Carlisle's daughter on TV's "Hostages"

Sawyar, Sawyor