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Strange word to have as a name! I know boys can't really be named after gems and flowers like girls can, apart from the unisex Jasper, but still, really weird!
Hushpuppy  3/14/2018
Satchel is a female character at the book "The Rest of Us Just Live Here".
86ht86ht  10/1/2017
Satchel is a great name for a boy! We named our son Satchel after watching the Ken Burns Baseball documentary and learning of Satchel Paige.

The comments in this thread are funny to me. My son did not get bullied because of his name! He has had teachers and friends call him backpack. It was never said maliciously and was always playful. My Satchel is a fun, caring, hard working guy. Everyone loves him. Maybe his name helped shape his personality and helped ensure that he would not have a thin skin. That he could recognize humor and playfulness.

We have a very common last name, and I'm happy that we gave him a unique first name that made him stand out a little. My husband has given the name Satchel for wait lists at restaurants to avoid the inevitable confusion that results from common names.
OldWomanJJ  5/27/2017
I have a boy named Satchel, who is 10. I get many people saying to me, "I LOVE that name," or "What a cool name." So many kids these days have "different" names, that he really doesn't stand out at school for having an odd name. I have an overly common name, Jennifer, so I wanted him to have a special/unique name. He loves his name. Nobody under the age of about 50 commonly uses the word Satchel any longer anyway. We chose it because of Satchel Paige.
Mama2three  12/11/2016
I love this name.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2016
According to (, Satchel is never given to girls. [noted -ed]
cutenose  5/28/2016
Filmmaker Spike Lee has a daughter named Satchel Lee.
silly_rabbit  8/3/2015
ARE YOU PEOPLE SERIOUS?! Wow, talk about blatant ignorance and judging regarding a name. Satchel Paige was an amazing baseball pitcher. That is where I first heard the name. Everyone can choose what names they prefer, but to say a name is hideous? Who are you to say? My son is named Satchel. He is 21, a junior in college, going into the field of medicine. He is loving, kind, funny, and a beautiful person. All of you who are judging names and throwing your opinions around like you are superior obviously do not realize that any given name belongs to a beautiful person. Show respect for all, get off your high horse and humble yourselves. What a pitiful way to spend your time. Try doing something positive in the world instead.
Lora67  4/29/2015
No-one's saying that people called Satchel are bad, or that no-one is called Satchel. I think that some people just find it all too hilarious that there is a type of bag called a Satchel, and the meaning is literally bag/sack.

Personally, I wouldn't use the name because of these associations, but each to their own.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2015
I love this name because it reminds me of Satchel in "Get Fuzzy" and will use it one day if I ever get the chance. It is underused, and I hate most overused names; they get so tiring. That way, a child usually won't need to worry about running into someone else with their same name; whenever that happens to me I feel like it strips me of my individuality, but fortunately my name is not EXTREMELY commonplace. Use this name.
StarMoon  12/29/2012
My baby cousin is named William Satchel, after Satchel Paige. We call him Satch most of the time.
― Anonymous User  8/2/2011
"Satchel" as an actual person's first name just makes me laugh. It sounds like something a celebrity would use to name their kid (I'm so, very, sorry, Blanket Jackson). Why not name the poor child Handbag or Suitcase while you're at it? This name is an epic fail when it comes to passing the, "President of the United States, _______ ______" test. It's really hard to take an adult seriously when they have a silly name, and I cringe at the thought of giving my child such a handicap for when she grows up.
MiYung  7/25/2011
Come on, SATCHEL? Imagine the amount of bullying a person with this name would get. Please don't name your kid "bag" or anything meaning it.
bananarama  10/9/2009
This word is slang for testicles.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2009
Despite the fact that it means "bag," I love this name. I wouldn't actually name my child this though.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2008
Satchel Pooch, a dog in the comic strip Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2008
If you really like the sound of this so much, why not just name the girl Rachel? It may be overused, but it doesn't mean 'bag' in the very language the bearer of the name speaks, like the people around her. This wouldn't sound ''right'' on a guy anyway.
slight night shiver  5/5/2008
I see this name growing in popularity for girls and I truly think this name is hideous. It means "bag" or "sack" for heaven's sake.
Kitten  9/8/2006

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