Gender: Male Meaning of Saxon: "people of the dagger" Origin of Saxon: German

Saxon Origin and Meaning

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

Feels as though it should be preceded by Anglo.

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Pop Culture References for the name Saxon

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Tacey Says:


I named my daughter this. I used it as her middle name. When we named her, the book we had said it mean't "wanderer." And her first name, Teague, mean't "bard or poet." Her father really liked the imagery of a wandering bard/poet. I do see what Kittie says about it sounding kind of white supremacist. At the time when we named her, they where very fringe like they were supposed to be. A dying breed of prejudice; or so we thought. As her father is jewish, we would never have named her anything that had a connection with that. But with the political climate being what it is now, if I had known... I may have chosen differently. That being said, I still like the name. It does sound stately to me. And I still love the imagery of a wandering poet.

kittie Says:


This is exactly what bugs me about the name. Feels like the sort of thing a white supremacist would name their kid.

indiefendi2 Says:


I think this is very stately (and not in an ironic way). And hey, if this dad is a saxophonist--what better name! ;)

danirose01 Says:


I went to school with a boy named Saxon who was, indeed, possibly the purest Anglo-Saxon specimen of human. It sounds and looks cool, but feels a little icky with white pride connotations.

eveyalecia Says:


I knew a little boy named Saxon when I was young and didn't know what the word meant. I sort of pictured it as "sacks-in", and thought it was an odd name. I don't think it's as strange now, but it's still not my favorite.

QuxxnAphrosephone Says:


I once met a little girl named Saxon.