in the U.S.
since 1880



How popular is the baby name Sawyer in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1913 7 0 7
1978 5 0 5
1983 8 0 8
1984 11 0 11
1985 19 0 19
1986 58 10 48
1987 77 14 63
1988 65 12 53
1989 88 16 72
1990 107 16 91
1991 146 20 126
1992 322 23 299
1993 417 42 375
1994 500 38 462
1995 490 52 438
1996 435 55 380
1997 431 42 389
1998 489 60 429
1999 522 59 463
2000 598 81 517
2001 533 62 471
2002 527 64 463
2003 639 69 570
2004 695 103 592
2005 1,171 102 1,069
2006 1,536 147 1,389
2007 1,645 135 1,510
2008 1,848 175 1,673
2009 2,148 253 1,895
2010 2,567 349 2,218
2011 2,561 384 2,177
2012 3,276 541 2,735
2013 3,845 686 3,159
2014 4,550 964 3,586
2015 5,462 1,217 4,245 #94 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Sawyer baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,798 babies born with the name Sawyer in the United States. That's more than enough Sawyers to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sawyer" was in 2015 with a total of 4,245 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sawyers)

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sawyer" ranks #76 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 3,845 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Sawyer popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sawyer" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sawyer as well as things modernly associated with the name Sawyer such as celebrities named Sawyer.

Origin and Meaning of Sawyer

The name "Sawyer" is of English origin, and it means "Woodcutter". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Saw"yer
  1. One whose occupation is to saw timber into planks or boards, or to saw wood for fuel; a sawer.
  2. A tree which has fallen into a stream so that its branches project above the surface, rising and falling with a rocking or swaying motion in the current.(U.S)
  3. [Zoöl] The bowfin.(Local, U.S)

Etymology: Saw + -yer, as in lawyer. Cf. Sawer

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of several beetles whose larvae bore holes in dead or dying trees especially conifers
  2. One who is employed to saw wood

Other Inspirations for the Name Sawyer

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Sawyer Hartman
Sawyer Fisherman's Formula
Sawyer Fredericks
Sawyer Fredericks Age
Sawyer Fredericks Trouble
Sawyer Storm Sweeten
Sawyer Sweeten
Sawyer The Voice
Sawyer Water Filter

Alternative Meanings

S is for success, in all you will do.

A is for able, for you surely are.

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Your name in reverse order is "Reywas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Syewra". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sawyer born Apr 26, 1975

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1050. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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