Occupational name

Sailor Origin and Meaning

The name Sailor is a girl's name .

Supermodel Christie Brinkley launched an entire name genre when she picked this breezy occupational name for her daughter in 1998, and it has become more prevalent in recent decades. The Saylor version, which you might consider a spelling spin or a surname-name, is now among the Top 500 names for girls, given to three times as many baby girls as the Sailor spelling. Counted together, Saylor and Sailor were used for about 1000 baby girls in one recent year in the US, versus about 100 boys.

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Sailor Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sailor Popularity

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Famous People Named Sailor

  • Sailor Lee Brinkley Cookdaughter of supermodel Christie Brinkley
  • Sailor Grace Meyer (b. 2015)daughter of TV personality Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer
  • Sailor Stevie Swisher (b. 2016)daughter of JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Nick Swisher

Sailor in Pop Culture

  • Sailor MoonJapanese fictional manga character
  • "Oh Sailor" Fiona Apple song
  • "Lost Sailor" Grateful Dead song
  • SailorProtagonist from the comic "Wytches"

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