"people of the dagger"

Saxon Origin and Meaning

The name Saxon is a boy's name of German origin meaning "people of the dagger".

Saxon is unusual word name that nevertheless feels right on trend, with that sharp X in the middle and that two-syllable-ending-in-n pattern. Reminiscent of Roman but not yet so popular, Saxon is one to watch out for.

The word 'Saxon' is used to describe a number of Germanic tribes from the early middle ages, who conquered and settled in England to become the Anglo-Saxons. It is the name of numerous places, in the US, Switzerland, and Germany and it's also a 70s rock band, an alias of the recurring Doctor Who character, The Master, and the title of a series of books by Bernard Cornwall.

Elon Musk has a son named Saxon; Saxon Gregory-Hunt is an Australian weightlifting champion; Saxon Sydney-Turner was a member of the Bloomsbury group; and Saxon Sheffield and Saxon Kent are recent social media influencers.

With its slightly musical sounds, its outdoorsy but upper crust vibe, its similarities to Roman, Soren, Paxton, and Sebastian, it is no wonder that Saxon was a fast rising choice in the UK in 2022.

# 1195 on Nameberry

Saxon Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Saxon Popularity

Famous People Named Saxon

  • Saxton Temple PopeAmerican doctor and outdoorsman, the father of modern bow hunting
  • Saxon Winston HoltAmerican politician; 24th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
  • Saxton SmithAmerican politician
  • Saxon Oliver O'Loughlin (b. 1997)son of actor Alex O'Loughlin
  • Saxon Musk (b. 2006)son of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk
  • Saxon Paige SharbinoAmerican actress
  • Alex SaxonAmerican actor

Saxon in Pop Culture

  • Saxon Macleana main character in the Brenna Blixen series
  • Saxton Halecharacter in video game "Team Fortress 2"
  • Harold Saxoncodename of "The Master" on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • English heavy metal bandSaxon