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Gender: Female Origin of Sailor: Occupational name

The name Sailor is a girl's name . Sailor and is often added to lists like Supermodel Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Sailor

Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook, daughter 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

Pop Culture References for the name Sailor

Sailor Moon, Japanese fictional manga character
"Oh Sailor," Fiona Apple song
"Lost Sailor," Grateful Dead song
Sailor, Protagonist from the comic "Wytches"

Sayler, Saylor