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60 Middle Names for Sawyer (Classic, Modern & Unique Options!)

60 Middle Names for Sawyer (Classic, Modern & Unique Options!)

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As the parents of multiple children, my wife and I have thought a lot about names over the years. It can be so difficult to decide on your baby’s name and there are a ton of factors to consider before finding the right fit. While the first name of your baby usually gets all the attention, you might also be struggling to come up with a middle name. Today, we’ll look at the best middle names for Sawyer.

There are a ton of fantastic middle name options for boys named Sawyer that fit into the classic, modern, or unique categories. Here are the best middle name ideas for the first name Sawyer.

By the way, don’t worry if you are still struggling by the end of this post. Write any names that you like down and let them marinate for a while inside your head. Names tend to become more or less attractive to you over time and you might be surprised which ones you end up on!

Baby boy in hat lying on a blanket

Choosing Middle Names for Sawyer

If you’ve decided on the name Sawyer for your little boy, you might be trying to find the perfect middle name as well. Choosing the right name for your baby can be challenging, especially when you and your spouse can’t agree on a name.

While the name you choose should be something you both agree on, the addition of a middle name can provide the opportunity for both of you to have some input. Before diving into the best middle names for Sawyer, let’s first look at the meaning behind the name.

The meaning and history behind Sawyer

While Sawyer was gaining popularity between 2018-2020, it has become a less popular name since then. For some parents, this is a good thing since they might not want to choose a name too many other children have.

As far as origins go, this name is pretty simple. It comes from the Old English word for a woodcutter. If you think about what a woodcutter does all day, saw wood, then you can imagine where they got the name.

The most famous person with this name is probably the fictional character Tom Sawyer from Mark Twain’s famous book. Because of the reference, most people probably associate the name Sawyer with rural, country boys. There is also an air of adventure and mischievousness in the name!

Help finding the right middle names for Sawyer

After spending all of your energy on the first name of your little one, the middle name can feel like a chore. Don’t let that take away from finding the perfect complement to the first name you worked so hard to decide on! Heck, you could even decide to pick up two middle names or even leave that space blank!

In the US, you are really only legally required to have a first and last name on the birth certificate so the rest is up to you. Still, the overwhelming majority of the country sticks with the traditional three name setup.

Don’t be afraid to have a little more fun with the middle name because you can get away with a lot more with this one than you can with a first name. In most cases, middle names are rarely used and serve as a way to honor family or make an otherwise normal name more fun.

Toddler boy standing in a field

Where to find inspiration for middle names for Sawyer

Since it’s not as common to use middle names, you can choose to make it whatever you want without fear of judgment. Still, it can be overwhelming when you start to think about all the options. I have four ideas for where you could find inspiration:

  • Family or traditional names – The name of family members is a great choice for finding the perfect middle name. Comb through the list of grandparents, uncles, and old maiden names long enough and you’ll probably find something neat. Using these names helps preserve their memory and gives honor to loved ones at the same time.
  • Your second choice for the first name – If you were absolutely torn between a few different first names before you made the final decision then you could still let one of them live on through the middle name! Luckily, most good first names also make great middle names.
  • Two can be better than one – Like I said before, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one middle name. If you find a combination that flows well together, you can get away with it. Plus bonus points for sounding like an English prince!
  • Memories or favorite places – Place names are pretty trendy for first names but they work well for middle names as well. Consider honeymoon destinations, favorite retreats, or just a place that you have a great memory of with your spouse.

What to watch out for when you choose middle names for Sawyer

It can be super fun thinking of a middle name for Sawyer, but there are still a few things you need to watch out for that could cause problems with the name as a whole. As you’re deciding on a middle name, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Potential nicknames – While you shouldn’t just toss a name for fear of an unfortunate nickname, it is definitely something to think about. Put yourself into the mind of a mean child and see what you can come up with if you were trying to make fun of your child’s name.
  • Initial spellings – There will be many occasions where your child’s initials will be written down, printed on a form, or otherwise put onto display for others. With a name like Sawyer, it might be unfortunate if the initials spell ‘S.A.D’ or ‘S.T.D’ Just something to think about!
  • Monogram spellings – Monograms won’t come up nearly as much with boys since you usually find them on stickers or clothes, but it’s still something you might want to write down just in case.
  • The overall flow of the name – Once you decide on your favorite full name I highly recommend that you write it down and say it out loud a few times as well. Hard stops or repetitive lettering can make a full name sound strange. One trick you can use is to scream the name out like your child is in trouble or read it slowly as if they are graduating from college to see how it sounds. If you can’t take it seriously then you might want to reconsider.

Psst! I know you are looking for a middle name but since you have already picked out the first one check out a fun personalized item for Sawyer such as a book!

So without any further ado, let’s get to the list! I’ve scoured the internet and found a ton of great-sounding middle names that go well with Sawyer. Some of these have a classic feel, others modern, and still more of them are a bit more unique or interesting. I hope you find one you love!

Classic middle names for Sawyer

If you want to keep things simple and traditional then you’ll want to pay special attention to these classic names. All of these are steeped in historical or Biblical tradition. They’re strong names that won’t draw any strange looks from anyone but they might not be as interesting, either!

  • Sawyer Jackson
  • Sawyer Elliot
  • Sawyer Graham
  • Sawyer James
  • Sawyer Wilson
  • Sawyer Alexander
  • Sawyer Harrison
  • Sawyer Davis
  • Sawyer David
  • Sawyer Elijah
  • Sawyer Nathan
  • Sawyer Patrick
  • Sawyer Lincoln
  • Sawyer Adam
  • Sawyer Clark

Baby boy in hat sitting on the ground

Modern middle names for Sawyer

One cut above classic names is the modern name. These might be a bit more trendy and offbeat but still retain a certain timelessness and charm.

  • Sawyer Trent
  • Sawyer Grayson
  • Sawyer Finley
  • Sawyer Dallas
  • Sawyer Austin
  • Sawyer Wyatt
  • Sawyer Beckett
  • Sawyer Weston
  • Sawyer Hudson
  • Sawyer Warren
  • Sawyer Killian
  • Sawyer Riley
  • Sawyer Ryan
  • Sawyer Wade
  • Sawyer Bennett
  • Sawyer Grant
  • Sawyer Hayes
  • Sawyer Jude
  • Sawyer Keaton
  • Sawyer Luke
  • Sawyer Penn
  • Sawyer Payne
  • Sawyer Vance
  • Sawyer Burke
  • Sawyer Rhode(s)
  • Sawyer Craig
  • Sawyer Gene
  • Sawyer Chase
  • Sawyer Mack
  • Sawyer Garrett
  • Sawyer Dean
  • Sawyer Drew

Unique and fun middle names for Sawyer

If you want to use the middle name to have a little fun or add some more personality into your son’s name then look over this list for something more unique. Here is a list of a few that I think are cool but the sky is the limit so don’t be afraid to use your imagination!

  • Sawyer Phoenix
  • Sawyer Rowan
  • Sawyer Beau
  • Sawyer Rocco
  • Sawyer Cullen
  • Sawyer Jett
  • Sawyer Dakota
  • Sawyer Fox
  • Sawyer Drake
  • Sawyer Atlas
  • Sawyer Percival
  • Sawyer Blaze
  • Sawyer Jace

Nicknames for Sawyer

Hopefully these lists helped you find a middle name that you love! Another thing to think about before deciding on your little one’s full name is their nickname. While nicknames aren’t necessary, they can be an endearing way to address your child. Here are a handful of nicknames that can work well for Sawyer:

  • Saw
  • Sully
  • Sy
  • Saw Saw
  • Sawy

When it comes to names that go with Sawyer, you have to think of possible nicknames as well so you can ensure the middle name works with the nickname.


I hope that you’ve found some inspiration today for middle names for Sawyer! Don’t let the search for the perfect middle name bog you down and frustrate you too much. Just go over all of the names that you like and take some time to think about them.

You and your spouse will eventually find the one that just sounds ‘right’. Enjoy your beautiful baby no matter which name you decide on!

Joshua Bartlett
Joshua Bartlett

My name is Joshua Bartlett I run this blog with my wife Jarah. We have more than 11 years of parenting experience including three girls and one boy. I started this blog in late 2018 when I realized that I was dealing with baby-related issues on a constant basis…please read more about me here!

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