Saxon name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Saxon

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  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Saxon is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means "Sword".
  2. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Saxon means "Short sword".
  3. According to a user from the United States, the name Saxon is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means "Originating from Saxony, the proto Germanic tribe which settled Britain after the Romans reign had ended".
  4. A submission from Australia says the name Saxon means "God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sax"on
    1. One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries.
    2. Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon.
    3. A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.
  1. The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon.

Etymology: L. Saxo, pl. Saxones, from the Saxon national name; cf. AS. pl. Seaxe Seaxan, fr. seax a knife, a short sword, a dagger (akin to OHG. sahs, and perhaps to L. saxum rock, stone, knives being originally made of stone); and cf. G. Sachse, pl. Sachsen. Cf. Saxifrage

adjective Sax"on
Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language.Anglo-Saxon.Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; dominant in England until the Norman Conquest
  2. Of or relating to or characteristic of the early Saxons or Anglo-Saxons and their descendents (especially the English or Lowland Scots) and their language ("Saxon princes" and "for greater clarity choose a plain Saxon term instead of a latinate one")

Partially from Middle English Saxe, Sax; Saxon, from Old English *Seaxa (attested in plural Seaxan), and Middle English *Saxon, Saxoun, from Old French *Saxoun, Saxon (“Saxon”), from Late Latin Saxonem, accusative of Saxo (“a Saxon”), both from Proto-Germanic *sahsô, probably originally a derivative of Proto-Germanic *sahsą (“rock, knife”), from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (“to cut”). Cognate with Middle Low German sasse (“someone speaking Saxon, i.e. (Middle) Low German”), Old English Seaxa (“a Saxon”), Old High German Sahso (“a Saxon”), Icelandic Saxi (“a Saxon”), Old English seax (“a knife, hip-knife, an instrument for cutting, a short sword, dirk, dagger”). More at sax.

  1. The language of the ancient Saxons.
  2. The dialect of modern High German spoken in Saxony.
  3. A surname​.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage or directly from the noun Saxon.
  5. A member of an ancient West Germanic tribe that lived at the eastern North Sea coast and south of it.
  6. A native or inhabitant of Saxony.
  7. (uncountable, US printing, rare, dated) A size of type between German and Norse, 2-point type.
  8. (Ireland, Wales, poetic) An English/British person.
  9. A kind of rapidly spinning ground-based firework.

Saxon was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Saxon

Notable Persons Named Saxon

Saxon Sharbino

Saxon Sharbino is an actor and actress. She was most active from 2008 to present. Saxon was born on June 11th, 1999 in Lewisville, Texas.

Saxon Trainor

Saxon was born on December 31st, 1969.

Saxon Winston Holt

Saxon Winston Holt was a Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, of the Senate of Virginia, President pro tempore, of theSenate of Virginia, and President pro tempore of the Senate of Virginia. Saxon was born Saxon Winston Holt on March 25th, 1871 in Surry County, Virginia. He died on March 31st, 1940.

Saxon Rice

Saxon Rice is a Member of the Queensland Parliament for Mount Coot-tha and Member of theQueensland ParliamentforMount Coot-tha. Saxon was born on March 15th, 1976.

Saxon White

Saxon was born on March 9th, 1934 in Sydney. Saxon is also known as White and Saxon William.

Saxon McEwan


Notable Persons With the Last Name Saxon

Notable Persons With the Last Name Saxon

John Saxon

John Saxon is a film, television, actor, and televisionactor. Their career lasted from 1954 to 1954. John was given the name Carmine Orrico on August 5th, 1935 in Brooklyn.

Alex Saxon

Alex Saxon is an actor. He was most active from 2011 to present.

Sky Sunlight Saxon

Sky Sunlight Saxon was a rock, psychedelic rock, garage rock, acid rock, protopunk, and proto-punk musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 2009. Sky was given the name Richard Elvern Marsh on August 20th, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah, US. Sky is also known as Little Richie Marsh. He passed away on June 25th, 2009.

Kurt Saxon

Kurt Saxon is an author. Kurt was given the name Donald Eugene Sisco on March 6th, 1932.

Rolf Saxon

Rolf Saxon is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Rolf was born on July 7th, 1955 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Arthur Saxon

Arthur Saxon was a strongman, circus performer, strongman (strength athlete), and circus. Arthur was given the name Arthur Hennig on April 28th, 1878 in Leipzig. He passed away on August 6th, 1921.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saxon U.S.
  White 75.71% 64.26%
  African American 14.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saxon

People with the last name Saxon are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Saxon

  • How Popular is the name Saxon? Saxon is the 8,486th most popular name of all time. As a last name Saxon was the 4,685th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Saxon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,475 babies born with the first name Saxon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saxon to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Saxon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Saxon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saxon is Monday, November 28th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Saxon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saxon was in 1996 with a total of 51 babies.
  • Random Saxon Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saxon is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Saxon: The name spelled backwards is Noxas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Anxos. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saxon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,576 people with the last name Saxon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saxon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Saxon as their last name.
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