[ 2 syll. saw-yer, sa-wy-er ] The baby girl name Sawyer is also used as a boy name, and more frequently so. It is pronounced as S-OYer- †. Sawyer is of English origin. The meaning of Sawyer is 'wood worker'. See Sawyer for more information.
See also the related category wood (forest).
Sawyer is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only very light use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.077% of baby girls being named Sawyer. It was #216 in rank then. Among all girl names in its family, Sawyer was the most commonly used in 2018. Sawyer has in the last century been primarily given to boys. In 2017, 3 times more boys than girls were given the name Sawyer.
† English pronunciation for Sawyer: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; OY as in "toy (T.OY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"