Sawyer Name Meaning & Origin

Sawyer

Pronunciation: SOY-er, SAW-yer (key)

In form, Sawyer fits with preppy surnames like Parker and Spencer, but its spirit is freer. The immortal Tom Sawyer lends the name a warm heart and an eye for mischief. This name was something of a hidden treasure for years, but a character on the tv series "Lost" raised its profile.

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Comments and insights on the name Sawyer: | Edit

One of the greatest names for a boy or girl.....very original!

My son was still born last year, we named him sawyer still love him and his name

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Sawyer is adorable for a little boy and yet, a strong, rugged name for a man. I LOVE the name Sawyer!
I like to think that it's a up-and-coming gender-neutral name :) My brother-in-law and his wife just named their first born (girl) "Sawyer Grace" When I show people pictures of her and tell them her name it always gets great compliments.. Rather it's boy or girl, it's a great name!

Nicknames for Sawyer: | Edit

All his friends and teachers call our Sawyer, Soy Sauce
Soybean (My best friend's little sister is named Sawyer and they call her Soybean)
Sawbug

My little Sawyer (boy) is often called SoyBoy and Soyster Cracker.

We nicknamed our nephew "Sawyer the Destroyer"

We call my little man Soy Sauce :)

Sometimes people like to call me soil

Meanings and history of the name Sawyer: | Edit

For more background, refer to this Baby Name Wizard blog on the name Sawyer: http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2010/5/name-spotlight-sawyer

Famous real-life people named Sawyer: | Edit

Sawyer Sweeten, one of the twin boys from "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Sawyer Spielberg, son of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
Sawyer Hartman, YouTube personality

Sawyer in song, story & screen: | Edit

Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer"
TV "Lost" character James Sawyer
Peyton's daughter on "One Tree Hill"
Artist in "The Devil In The Junior League" by Linda Francis Lee

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