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The first name 

Sawyer is a unisex first name, but it's given significantly more often to boys than girls.

Sawyer known and loved in the US!

The name Sawyer is not currently one of the fashionable names trending in the top 10 rankings, but it is still popular and common. Recently, it has consistently ranked among the top 1,000 most popular first names in the United States. It is currently #126 in the SmartGenius ranking.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Sawyer mean?

Sawyer is of English origin and means ‘One who saws’. A saw is a tool designed to cut wood, metal or stone. The oldest known saws date back to around 3000 BC.

According to Greek mythology,... the saw was invented by Talos from Athens, a nephew of the famous craftsman Daedalus.

Sawyer has quite a few well-known namesakes

An American blues singer

Sawyer Fredericks (*1999)
Fredericks is an American blues singer and songwriter. In 2015, he won the 8th season of the show The Voice, making him the youngest winner at that time. He has started a successful career since and came out as bisexual in 2022.

A former child actor

Sawyer Sweeten (1995 - 2015)
Sweeten was a well-known child actor, starring in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005 with his identical twin brother Sullivan. He died by suicide a few days before his 20th birthday.

A professional wrestler

Sawyer Fulton (*1990)
Jacob Southwick is an American professional wrestler, who gained attention under his ring name Sawyer Fulton. He debuted in the WWE in 2012 and was part of Sanity. Since 2019, he works under his new ring name Madman Fulton.

A successful YouTuber

Sawyer Hartman (*1990)
The YouTube star is known for his short films and video challenges. At the age of 18, he dropped out of college to become an actor. Two years later, he stared his channel and has, since then, developed a large fanbase.

Go on a journey to places 
with your name

When you hear the name Sawyer, you might first think of people. But did you know that there are also places with the name Sawyer? Are you also called Sawyer? Maybe one day you will visit the places that are named just like you...

Several unincorporated communities...

are named Sawyer. They are located in the US states of Washington, Minnesota, and Kentucky.

A ghost town...

in Fillmore County, Nebraska is named Sawyer. It was laid out in 1887 and inhabited until the 1920s. Simeon Sawyer, a pioneer settler, was its namesake.

Sawyer Kill...

is a 7-mile-long stream in the state of New York. It flows into the Hudson River.

In New Hampshire,...

you can find the Sawyer River, which is 9.1 miles long. It is located in the White Mountains and is a tributary of the Saco River.

Several villages...

in the US are called Sawyer. You can find them in Kansas, North Dakota, and Oklahoma, for example.

Sawyer County...

is a county in the state of Wisconsin. It is named for Philetus Sawyer, who represented Wisconsin in the House of Representatives around 1870.

Sawyer -
keeping with the times

Sawyer is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the past, the name wasn't really on the radar of expectant parents. Then, unexpectedly, Sawyer cried out for attention, reaching its peak in popularity at #103 in our SmartGenius statistics in the year 2017. People over 50 probably didn't have classmates named Sawyer, for there were many years in which not a single parent chose this first name for their newborn child. Although it also has never been in the top 100 of most popular first names, Sawyer seems to have been in vogue for a while, especially since the beginning of the new millennium.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Sawyer was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Sawyer in 2022 – for some parents the most beautiful name in the world

4,147 babies were named Sawyer in 2022 - that's 1 in 79,721 newborns. With this number, the first name Sawyer ranked 140 in our SmartGenius first name statistics in 2022, the most recent year for which records are available.

Sawyer has 6 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a quite popular first letter for boys’ names. Because: 5.9% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for boys’ names are J, A and D.

With six letters, the name Sawyer is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

This means that with 5.9% of all boys' names that begin with an S, this first letter is much more common than all 26 letters on average - and the most popular one of all the boys’ names starting with S is Steven.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Sawyer

If your name is Sawyer and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Sawyer

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Sawyer, you can simply say:







This is how the name Sawyer is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Sawyer in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Sawyer

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Sawyer is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Sawyer

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Sawyer sounds like this: