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Sawyer Sharbino is an actor and used to be a member from The Squad. He played the church boy on Miracles for Heaven.
Janessa2542  4/6/2021
-1
I think it's better and more unusual on a girl.
noisynora  2/7/2021
1
Sawyer Barth is an American actor. He was in Super Dark Times and The Kids Are Alright.
noisynora  2/7/2021
2
Okay for a boy. Awful for a girl!
― Anonymous User  1/17/2021
1
Pretty! Love on boys, reminds me of a sailor.
namespanela78  1/17/2021
2
This name can also be FEMININE in MODERN times, making it UNISEX -- As seen on the USA chart.
1428 girls in the USA were named SAWYER in 2018.
https://www.names.org/n/sawyer/about
https://www.behindthename.com/name/sawyer/top/united-states [noted -ed]
Teddy01  9/20/2020
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All of you who are complaining about Sawyer being a boy name or saying it's sexist to give girls "boy names" or insinuating that parents do this to make their daughters have strong names: you do realize you're being sexist by calling the name a boy name, right? Every name is unisex, just depends on what the parents like. It sounds incredibly crazy and ridiculous to me that you would not name your child a name you really like simply because of their gender. You guys put too much emphasis on gender and it's sad. Gender should not define your child.

As for my opinion on the name, I like it. I think it's cute and would be adorable with a Parker or a Carter. I'm pretty open-minded about names, unlike a lot of people here, and I actually like last names as first names.
― Anonymous User  8/14/2020
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I sorta like Sawyer on boys. It sounds so handsome. I dislike it on a girl. It sounds really weird and not even a little feminine. News flash: giving a girl a boy name is NOT unique, you're literally just following a trend (boy name on girls trend). Also, not all feminine names are "frilly" and using a "frilly" feminine name does not mean you're stuck in the past or want your daughter to be weak and traditionally feminine or something. And it definitely does not mean the parents have no imagination. Some of these comments either explicitly stated that or implied it.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2020
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OBSESSED with this name for a girl, can't see it on a boy though, seems too feminine. I feel like this name is a part of a large group of names that are evolving from boys names to girls names (Sawyer, Parker, Ryan, etc)
― Anonymous User  5/31/2020
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I can't stand Sawyer. It sounds stupid as a first name, and isn't much better as a surname. I also despise how much goofy hipsters like this name. And don't even get me started on what an extra-ugly name it is for a girl.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2020
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I know someone who named her daughter Sawyer. That's not a girl's name. It's a surname. Reminds me of soya sauce. It sounds so odd and unfeminine. But I guess that's okay if you want your daughter to sound like an accounting firm because she has 2 last names.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2020
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Sawyer sounds so handsome on a boy! I can easily imagine this name on someone of any age and it sounds professional enough. I don't like it on a girl, though. I don't understand why some people think girls need boy names to be strong, which I think is kind of sexist.
someone-  5/8/2020
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Another name completely taken over by females! Can't picture this on a boy now after seeing so many girls with this name now it just seems way too feminine.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2019
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Sawyer is a great masculine name.
It's completely ridiculous and trendy on girls.
Can't wait for the day we have boys named Ava and Isabelle.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2018
0
I grew up with the film Cats Don't Dance and there's a female character in that movie called Sawyer. I find it hard to see this name as a primarily masculine name because I associate it so heavily with her. Though, while I find it unsurprising it's viewed as a masculine name (Tom Sawyer, Sawyer from LOST etc), I am surprised it isn't marked as a male AND female name...
PrincessZ  12/28/2018
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I honestly think that Sawyer is a masculine sounding name and is very strong and rugged for a boy, no mistake there! And I absolutely had a crush on Sawyer (AKA James Ford) from Lost. From his sullen, sarcastic attitude to his Country, hillbilly look, I was totally in agreement with his view on the crazy things that happened on the Island. I might be a bit biassed, but I definitely see this name being for guys.

On the other hand, I am open minded and can totally understand if people want to name THEIR daughters, their children, this rugged, outdoorsy name. Maybe not everyone wants a frilly feminine name for their daughters. Maybe they want to raise them up to be more adventurous, strong, and not stuck in the past hundred centuries when a woman's purpose was just to be beautiful, wear dresses the size of small tents 24/7, and have dramatically feminine names.

P.S. Hate me and vote me down if it makes you happy. I'm currently working on a story where my main character is a teenage girl by the name of Robin Sawyer, with Sawyer as her last name. I haven't worked out a middle name but honestly, I'm not sure it matters since middle names are not often mentioned in books or movies anyways. I came here to read people's feedback on the name to decide if I wanted to stick with it. As heads or tails go, you guys were kinda even matched, my coin lands on it's side. I think I will keep it as I like the flow of the name.
Crimson Firelily  11/15/2018
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In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Sawyer who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 715th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Sawyer who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 6, 400th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
4
It is a decent name for a boy. Not for girls though.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2018
0
Occupational name, and sounds very country. I pity girls with this name.
kayisforkeen  9/2/2018
1
My son’s name is Sawyer. It fits him perfectly. He’s 7 and a rough and tumble boy with a sweet heart. I can’t see this name on a girl. We live in the DC suburbs, so not super rural or urban. We get compliments all the time on his name and we’ve not yet met another in his school.
Eaad  5/2/2018
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My name is actually Sawyer, and I changed it after years of being called it. I liked the name because it seemed to be pretty badass. I would definitely say it is more of a rugged female name. Also, "pretty" girls names are soo 1930s, and newsflash, it's 2018.
Sawyer01  4/8/2018
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Sawyer Storm Sweeten was an American child actor. He was best known for playing Geoffrey Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Sweeten was born in Brownwood, Texas, to Timothy Sweeten and Elizabeth Millsap. He had a twin brother, Sullivan. The Sweeten family moved to California when the twins were six months old. When they were 16 months old they began working on Everybody Loves Raymond, along with their sister Madylin. Sawyer and Sullivan owned a house in Riverside, California.
cutenose  4/8/2017
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Sawyer is such a weird name to me. But I wouldn't use it on a girl.
Luvbug86  12/18/2016
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My name is Sawyer and I'm a trans boy. I picked it myself because I thought it was very neutral, but still masculine sounding so when I transition it isn't too bizarre for people, but in the meantime I can use it and I'm not outed. I did pick it because of Sawyer from LOST though, haha. I just thought he was cool. I have a coworker who nearly named her daughter Sawyer but didn't because her friend did instead, and not long ago I met a little girl named it as well. I've yet to meet any other male Sawyers though!
arrowsandswords  11/9/2016
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My name is Sawyer, and I'm one of two people I've met who has this name. I've heard of a couple of others, but they're all guys, and I'm a girl. It's definitely one of those names that will stick out in people's minds, without being weird enough that they forget it. My last name is Smith (the most common surname in the US), so it really helps to have a name that's a little bit different from everyone else's. The only issue I've ever had with it is that, if people ask for your name (ie. At Starbucks or Panera), apparently they don't know how to spell it. I've gotten Soyer, Sower, Sowyer, Sayer, Sawer, etc. All the time.

I think it's absolutely a unisex name. I disagree with everyone who says otherwise, because, a) I'm a girl and the name suits me, b) I often get told that it's a very pretty name and that it suits me, and c) I've met boys who have the same name, and I'm Sawyer. Therefore it's unisex.
sassysmith19  2/21/2016
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Decent name for a boy in the rural United States. I cannot imagine a person from Manhattan or some other super urban setting having this name. I do not see the appeal for this name for a girl.
Kidwins9  12/31/2015
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This is my niece's name and I love it! So cute and unique, and not very common anymore either!
hauschka4  10/20/2015
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Sawyer Fredericks, winner of season 8 of the US version of "The Voice".
BuckeyedPeach86  6/30/2015
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Sawyer was the name of a girl in the 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie, Read It and Weep. She was the popular girl and villain of the movie. That was my first exposure to the name and that's been my association with it ever since.
Icycoldhot  5/10/2015
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There is a male character named Sawyer on the Nick show Bella and the Bulldogs.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2015
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I personally love this name on a girl. It works on guys, but it doesn't sound that masculine to me.
twlightblack11  1/23/2015
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This is my name so I think I have a good source of feedback. First, I am male, however I meet an equal number of girls with my name as guys. Personally, I have always thought it as a very unisex name, regardless of the term being a person who saws wood, and that referring to a man. Second, it is pronounced both saw-yer and soy-yer. Please don't ever misspell this name. It's really simple yet people always put an O in it. Like who has ever heard of soyer? I live in Phoenix, Arizona, and Arizona is obviously western and I feel like it's commonly pronounced saw-yer more frequently with a western accent which I think is great! Thanks for those of you who think it's a good name! Personally I could name my son or daughter Sawyer and see no difference with it.
Sawyerlawson1  12/5/2014
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My daughter's name is Sawyer, and it fits her quite well. Her name is Sawyer Faith - I've never had anyone tell me anything except that they love it. People need to get over the "that is only a masculine name" issue. There is nothing wrong with naming a girl with a name that isn't cookie-cutter.
DanelleS  10/22/2014
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Sawyer Hartman is a famous American youtuber.
Jazzie2906  8/14/2014
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On the cartoon Camp Lakebottom there is a character named Sawyer. He's a loveable zombie.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2014
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Im a girl and my name is Sawyer. I love it, I love how unique it is. I'm sorry that a lot of you have no imagination and are stuck in the past. Branch out, be genuine. A name is a name, it doesn't determine masculinity or femininity. If you can't see pass that, then I am truly sorry for your kids who will have to live their lives with ordinary names such as bob or Beth.
girlsawyer  4/4/2014
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Good for you that you like your name, but really? Just because someone doesn't like this name on girls does not mean they have no imagination and are stuck in the past, and it surely doesn't mean they want to use so-called "ordinary names", and it was rather rude of you to say that. Some people just can't imagine Sawyer on girls and would rather respect the history of this name. And a name sounding strictly masculine or feminine is not something one can ignore on the opposite gender. Sorry we don't mindlessly follow trends.
― Anonymous User  6/28/2020
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This name is nice for a boy. Cool and masculine.

Anyone who honestly thinks Sawyer is feminine needs their head checked badly. There is nothing pretty or feminine about it. It's got the word 'saw' in it for heavens sake.
Almonds  7/28/2013
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I don't get a great impression from this name. It sounds too much like a surname to be an acceptable first name, and it reminds me of wood (well, considering it means sawer of wood...) That's not a pleasant connotation, at least to me. It also sounds way too rough, especially for a girl.
sunshinechild67  9/30/2012
1
The boy in the film "Dolphin Tale" is named Sawyer.
Martha Gold  4/10/2012
5
Boy name all the way. There's no chance I would ever think it to be a girl name, especially with the novel character, Tom Sawyer, as well as a country singer, Sawyer Brown.
GibsonGirl  1/20/2012
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Not listed here is the name Sayer. It is the Welsh form of Sawyer meaning sawer of wood.
starflower57  1/1/2012
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I wanted to leave another comment concerning the name Sayer (Sawyer). I named my son Sayer (after finding it in a book of baby names) and have met people from Wales who have told me it is a common first name there. I have seen it as a last name more frequently here in Canada.
starflower57  1/1/2012
0
I like it on either gender.
FlakyMatt  12/21/2011
1
The CNN and CBS news reporter Erica Hill named her SON Sawyer Steven Yount.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2011
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I love this name (From LOST's Sawyer) but I can't picture it on a girl. Sorry.
Dawson  12/4/2010
3
I think girls deserve pretty names. Why in the world would someone name their daughter this? It's a wonderful boys name.
Liesl  11/1/2010
1
Is this actually pronounced SOY-er? I have only heard it pronounced SAW-yer and always thought that this was the only pronunciation for this name. Why would you pronounce Saw as 'Soy' it makes no sense.
McHobbit  10/28/2009
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Now I'm really a fan of unisex names. I prefer Morgan, Campbell, Brooke etc. on girls, but Sawyer is a very masculine name. Names that end with -er are always masculine to me.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2009
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My name is Sawyer, and I've never encountered any problems with having the name despite the fact that I'm a girl. Granted, the fact that I've lived most of my life in a small Southern-American town where it isn't uncommon for a girl to have a family surname as her given name has probably helped ^_^. I had (female) classmates named Thatcher, Cullen, and Gage (among others) at various times. So I suppose I didn't stick out all that much.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2009
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Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw's SON is named Sawyer.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2009
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Definitely a BOY name. On a girl it seems to be trying way too hard. I do not understand the boy names on girls trend. Seem like it undoes a lot of the work feminists accomplished, why hide behind a boy name because you think it sounds "strong", feminine names are strong too. I would assume the parents wanted a boy if they named their little girl Sawyer. For all the people contemplating Sawyer for a girl think of the wedding invitation for you daughter. Who is the groom? Think of all the mail and calls directed to Mr. Sawyer Blah Blah Blah, think of all the teasing in elementary school. Keep it for the boys, it is rugged and masculine.
phanny3282  6/8/2009
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A famous bearer is Sawyer Sweeten, Madylin Sweeten´s brother.
Emilie007  6/4/2008
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At first I didn't like this name, but I really seem to now. Since the only Sawyer I know is a girl, I can only picture Sawyer a girl name. Although, I do think it's a cute name for a boy, I'm one of those people who would like this on a girl.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2008
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The name sounds very pretentious and surname-y, but with its rising popularity, instead of being the name of boys in boarding schools who come from elitist families, this is going to sound more like the name of spoiled *middle class* boys who are obnoxious brats in elementary school, middle school, and high school, and, well, obnoxious frat boys in college. Sigh. I don't like the sound of this name much, and it's better as a surname.
slight night shiver  5/5/2008
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Although I'm not a big fan of Sawyer I'd much rather see it on a boy then a girl. It sounds very masculine and the two most current associations with the name are very masculine: Tom Sawyer and James "Sawyer" Ford from LOST. With the latter being very prominent right now I can scarcely imagine a little girl named Sawyer. I think I'd expect a handsome blonde Alabaman conman.
ZoeAliza  4/7/2008
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The pronunciation reminds me of sour.
jasmineenimsaj  2/9/2008
2
We both say it SAH-yer.
virginiadays  10/29/2007
0
Sawyer was the name of a FEMALE cat in the animated movie "Cat's Don't Dance".
Maro  9/11/2007
0
Sara Gilbert and her partner Allison Adler have a son Sawyer Adler-Gilbert. He was born 2th August 2007 Los Angeles, California.
Karcoolka  8/10/2007
1
Actually, Sara Gilbert has a daughter named Sawyer, not a son. Just wanted to clear that up. By the way, Sawyer is a fantastic name. Both on girl and boys. Though I prefer it on girls.
metope  11/11/2007
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Sawyer would be a really cool name for a girl.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2007
1
Fabulous name for a boy! It's very rugged and handsome. Sawyer will transcend from childhood into adulthood quite well too. It's unique without being too weird.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2007
1
I love this name! I think it's really cute!
elysa  3/14/2007
9
I like this name, but only for boys. Definitely not a girl's name. Might as well name a girl Roger.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2007
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I love Sawyer for both genders, prefer a girl.
tigerlilly  2/3/2007
7
I agree with everyone here. Sawyer is definitely a boys name, and not feminine in the least. It has such a nice sound, a very uncommon one among the sea of Caden, Jayden, and Aidens that are so common nowadays. Lovely name!
Pheadirean  1/2/2007
0
A Fern Michaels series (Kentucky Heat, Rich, and something else...not in that order I think) had a GIRL named Sawyer in it.
xKatiex  10/19/2006
6
This is such an awesome name for a BOY. Rugged, handsome and sexy sounding.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2006
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I agree, this name is such a rugged name for boy, it's great. I wouldn't use it for a girl.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
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I think this is a very strong, rugged name for a boy, not a girl.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2006
14
Sawyer is most definitely a boys' name. In fact, it sounds quite ridiculous for a girl to use it.
Fionafabulous  7/4/2006
9
I personally prefer this name for a boy, as it says, it is a masculine name. It is also used more for boys than anything. There are other prettier, more feminine names for girls out there.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006
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I think Sawyer is a beautiful girl name, but PLEASE don't use it on your sons, it sounds very blah.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
1
Sawyer Sweeten (born May 12, 1995) played the role of Geoffrey Barone, one of Ray and Debra's identical son's on the comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996-2005). His character also maintained the names Jeffrey and Matthew.
AndrewJKD  1/3/2006
0
Sawyer is a sexy, sullen character on the show "Lost."
breakofday  12/16/2005
0
A guy from the awesome TV show 'Lost' though his real name isn't Sawyer, it's James.
princesskisa  4/22/2007

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