Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. SOI-ər
, SAW-yər
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Meaning & History

From an English surname meaning "sawer of wood". Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Very rare as an American given name before 1980, it increased in popularity in the 1980s and 90s. It got a boost in 2004 after the debut of the television series Lost, which featured a character by this name.

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Entry updated January 21, 2022