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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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.