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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 March Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Feels as though it should be preceded by Anglo.

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Famous People Named Saxon

Saxton Temple Pope, American doctor and outdoorsman, the father of modern bow hunting
Saxon Winston Holt, American politician; 24th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Saxton Smith, American politician
Saxon Oliver O'Loughlin (b. 1997), son of actor Alex O'Loughlin
Saxon Musk (b. 2006), son of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk
Saxon Paige Sharbino, American actress
Alex Saxon, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Saxon

Saxon Maclean, a main character in the Brenna Blixen series
Saxton Hale, character in video game "Team Fortress 2"
Harold Saxon, codename of "The Master" on TV's "Doctor Who"
English heavy metal band, Saxon

Saxxon, Saxen, Saxxen, Sax, Saxony, Saxe


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.