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A masculine and feminine name.

Of English origin.

It was used as a surname.

It means “sawer of wood”, “wood cutter”.

Famous Sawyer is Mark Twain’s fictional character Tom Sawyer, from the novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.

American actresses Sara Gilbert and Diane Farr named their daughters Sawyer.

The name rose in the popularity rankings after used for a male character in the television drama series “Lost”.