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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • German: Mariner 

What Does Saylor Mean and Stand For? 

The name Saylor is a modern, Americanized spelling of the German name Sailor. This trendy name can be used for babies of any gender. 


Syllables: 2

Girl name variations

How Popular Is The Name Saylor

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for a dancer or acrobat, from Old French sailleor ‘dancer’, ‘leaper’.

What Does the Name Saylor Mean? 

Saylor is a gender-neutral name of German origin, meaning "boat worker." It is an alternate spelling of the name Sailor. Saylor is particularly popular as a girls' name. 

How Popular is the Name Saylor?

Saylor is the #258 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It first appeared on the baby name charts in 2013 at #911, and has been increasing in popularity each year since. Saylor does not rank in the top 1,000 as a boys' name. 

However, Saylor ranks #2 on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Saylor was at its peak popularity in May 2021. 

Popularity of the Name Saylor in the United States

Saylor was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Kentucky
  • Pennsylvania
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • District of Columbia 

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