Meaning: Woodcutter Origin: English
The English occupational name Sawyer means ‘Woodcutter’ and has become very popular as a gender neutral name in recent years.
In the dictionary Sawyer literally means ‘one who saws’. Famous bearer’s of the name include, Mark Twain’s charcter Tom Sawyer from the novel of the same name, and Peyton Sawyer from One Tree Hill.
Similar names include Fletcher, Parker and Mason