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Gender: Male Origin of Sailor: Occupational word name

The name Sailor is a boy's name . Sailor and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

From the experts:

A word name that has sailed onto birth certificates of both genders, especially since Liv Tyler used it for her son. For boys, Saylor and Sailor are used about equally, but were together given to about 100 baby boys last year....and 1000 baby girls.

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Famous People Named Sailor

William "Sailor" Vincent, American actor
Bryan W. "Sailor" Roberts, American poker player
Ralph Vivian "Sailor" Stroud, American baseball player
Harding Isaac "Sailor" Young, English cricketer
Sailor Burke, ring name of Charles Presser, American boxer
Sailor Art Thomas, ring name of Arthur Thomas, American pro wrestler
Sailor Gene Gardner, son of Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner
Sailor Rhodes, son of blogger Miss James of Bleubird Vintage
Wendell Jermaine Sailor, Australian rugby player

Pop Culture References for the name Sailor

Sailor Ripley, main character of David Lynch’s 1991 film “Wild At Heart”
"Oh Sailor," Fiona Apple song
"Lost Sailor," Grateful Dead song

Sayler, Sailer, Saylor


TechnoKitten Says:



NameLover 11 Says:


LOVE it!!

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Oh this is actually quite cute on a boy! On a girl it is almost bad but on a boy it's adorable. I could never use it though. Just a GP, then :'(.

Margot23 Says:


The only Sailor I like is sailor moon

CookiesAndPurple Says:


I adore this on a boy. I have no idea why, though. It's uncanny.

ChantilleElla Says:


So Liv Tyler just used this on her baby and I can't decide whether I love it or hate it!