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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sayer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Say"er
One who says; an utterer.
  1. One who says; one who makes announcements; a crier.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sayer

Leo Sayer is a musician. He plays Harmonica. He was most active from 1973 to present. Leo was given the name Gerard Hugh Sayer on May 21st, 1948 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England, UK.


Malcolm Gilbert Sayer was an engineer. Malcolm was born on May 21st, 1916 in Cromer, Norfolk, England. He breathed his last breath on April 22nd, 1970.


Ian was born on October 30th, 1945.


Andrew was born in 1949.



Eva Sayer is an actress. Eva was born Eva Sayer on January 31st, 1997.


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Popularity of Sayer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sayer U.S.
  White 91.49% 64.26%
  African American 1.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.85% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sayer

People with the last name Sayer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sayer

  • How Popular is the name Sayer? Sayer is the 20,337th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sayer was the 9,573rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sayer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 342 babies born with the first name Sayer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sayer to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sayer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sayer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sayer is Thursday, October 31st, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Sayer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sayer was in 2017 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sayer: Your name in reverse order is Reyas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sarey. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sayer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,395 people with the last name Sayer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sayer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Sayer as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.