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Boy Name: Saxon

Name: Saxon
Pronunciation: \sax-xon\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: from Saxonny
Origin: German
Sounds Like: Sachsen
Variant forms: Saxe, Saxen, Saxton
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4382


Saxon \sax-xon\ as a boy's name is pronounced SAKS-un. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Saxon is "from Saxonny". Also possibly "swordsman". This name was originally given to those from Saxonny, a region of Germany. Saxons were among the German tribes that invaded and settled England in the fifth century.

Saxon has 3 variant forms: Saxe, Saxen and Saxton.

A baby name that sounds like Saxon is Sachsen.

View a list of the 19 names that reference Saxon.


Saxon is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4382 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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