Gender: Female Meaning of Sawyer: "woodcutter" Origin of Sawyer: English occupational name Sawyer's Popularity in 2018: #216

Sawyer Origin and Meaning

The name Sawyer is a girl's name of English origin meaning "woodcutter".

Sawyer is one of the top unisex names, used for their daughters by such parents as Sara Gilbert, co-host of The Talk and former actress on Roseanne, currently on The Conners. Sawyer is is one of those newly-stylish occupational names that can work for either gender. If you want something with less brawn and more brains than Sawyer, try Sayer.

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Rank in US: #216

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phibble05 Says:


My step-uncle has a baby new baby with his American girlfriend with this name. Whenever I hear it I picture a SOYA bean. This name just makes me cringe, especially for a girl.

snowsbeloved Says:


Just named my new cat this...his brother is named Huckleberry

LV51sfan91 Says:


I hope not to offend anyone but I'm sorry I just don't see the beauty in this name for a girl. I know two girl Sawyer's. One is a total girly girl! I swear the more masculine a name in a girl the girlier they are! I know a girl named Noa too (yes Noa this spelling is a girl name) but it still sounds like Noah. She is in love with all things Disney Princess! It's like these girls know that they have these boy names and so they lost be as feminine as possible...

mistletoenargle Says:


Love love LOVE the name Sawyer for a girl!!! Reminds me of Veronica Sawyer from the 80's movie Heathers.

Wittyusername103 Says:


Exactly. It doesn't sound feminine nor does it masculine. Therefore it is a perfect candidate.

zenithstarr Says:


Sounds adorable, I love the name Sawyer for a little girl!

zenithstarr Says:


love love loving the gender neutral names :)

autumnreverie Says:


Masculine names on girls is not unique.

Cheyenne Says:


I named my daughter Sawyer, she is 3 months old and everyone LOVES it. They says it perfect and unique for a girl.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Why would it ever occur to people to make Sawyer unisex? Some names, like Jessie, Lindsey and Kimberly I understand why they went that way, but there is absolutely nothing feminine about Sawyer. To me, it's like Jagger and Sloane. Why would a girl want to have a totally masculine name?

Sawyersmom Says:


My son is named Sawyer. We chose it because it stands out as different, but at the same time is easy to spell and say. It fits the trend of last names as first names (Jackson, Cooper, Hudson, Mason, etc) but is a less used name and that's what we wanted. He's in middle school now and it's been a very rare occurrence for him to come across another kid named Sawyer. It has an all-American feel and to us, has always been very boyish, conjuring images of Mark Twain's iconic Tom Sawyer. I'm surprised it's being used for girls. I have a girl too. I can't imagine any tutu-wearing, glitter-loving girl would want a name that could easily be mistaken for a boy's.

hellomello Says:


It's very epic and tomboyish and it's like "BOOM!" I'm a boy's name and a last name!

WhiteTail Says:


Rather see it on a boy.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This is one new trend I don't get at all. Sawyer has always been more of a last name to me. It's not even attractive for boys (though more suitable for them IMO) yet for some bizarre reason, it's a hot new girl name. It just makes me roll my eyes.

princessmadison Says:


I love this on a boy and a girl. One of my future im planning is going to be named Sawyer. Boy or girl.

ShunPun Says:


I love this on a girl more for some reason.

KateMB Says:


Love this name it is so simple yet cute

Guest Says:


I want to like it but it's too choppy sounding (no pun intended at all). It sounds so weird to me. Especially because people say Soi-yer.