[ 2 syll. saw-yer, sa-wy-er ] The baby boy name Sawyer is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is S-OYer- †. Sawyer is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name's meaning is one who saws wood. It is from the elements 'sawyer' ; 'sagu' meaning saw. The first name is derived from the surname, itself from the job title of one who saws wood.
Sawyer is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s; before that, it was of very modest use only. At the recent peak of its usage in 2017, 0.211% of baby boys were given the name Sawyer. It ranked at #95 then. In 2018, its usage was 0.200% and its ranking #99, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its group. Sawyer has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys. In 2017, the name Sawyer was given to 3 times as many baby boys than girls.
Baby names that sound like Sawyer include Saagar, Saagarr, Saahir, Saar, Sachar, Saeger, Sagar, Sagarr, Sager, Saghear, Sagheir, Saghir, Saghyr, Saheir, Saher, Sahire, Sahyr, Saieshwar, Saishwar, and Sariyah.
† Pronunciation for Sawyer: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; OY as in "toy (T.OY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"