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

The name Saxon is a boy's name of German origin meaning "people of the dagger". Saxon and is often added to lists like German Shepherd Puppy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Your Own Family, Choose Their Family".

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Feels as though it should be preceded by Anglo.

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Pop Culture References for the name Saxon

Saxxon, Saxen, Saxxen, Sax, Saxony, Saxe

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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.