Gender: Male Meaning of Sayer: "woodcutter or reciter" Origin of Sayer: English

The name Sayer is a boy's name of English origin meaning "woodcutter or reciter". Sayer and is often added to lists like Bold Bohemian Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

One of the more subtle occupational surnames, Sayer is a pleasant, open, last-name-first name, particularly apt for a family of woodworkers -- or writers. Some parents are beginning to consider Sayer as a less popular alternative to Sawyer, which it may be a variation of, or a separate occupational name for someone who recited poetry and news, or even another occupational name an for assayer, who tested metals or tasted food.

The most well known surnamed Sayer is the British singer Leo Sayer.

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Pop Culture References for the name Sayer

Say, Sayers, Sayres, Sayre, Saye, Saer


burg123 Says:


I know a Sayre that is a girl

ThistleThorn Says:


I just want to add a w in so badly.

fuzzycub Says:


I'm going to be a nay-sayer.