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Sailor is an uncommon unisex baby name. The name comes from an English occupational surname for a person that works on a boat. Sailor is a great choice for a family of nautical enthusiasts.

Meaning of the name Sailor:

English: occupational name for a person that worked on a boat

Origin of the name Sailor:

Sailor is an English name that refers to a person that works on a boat.

Symbolism of the name Sailor:

A sailor is at home on the sea and being a sailor was a lucrative career for a man for centuries. Whether a member of the navy or crew on a merchant or fishing vessel, a man in the Medieval and later periods could make good money if he was willing to be away at sea for months at a time.

Baby name Sailor

Style of the name Sailor:


Gender of the name Sailor:

Sailor is a name used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Sailor:


Number of syllables in the name Sailor:


Emotion evoked from the name Sailor:

Sailor evokes feelings of adventure and hard work.

Alternative spellings for the name Sailor:

Saylor, Seiler

Nicknames for the name Sailor:

  • Say
  • Lore
  • Lori
  • Sail

Popularity of the name Sailor:

According to the Social Security Administration, Sailor is an uncommon unisex baby that has never ranked in the top 1000 names for either sex.

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Great middle names for the name Sailor and their meanings:



Famous people with the name Sailor:

  • William “Sailor” Vincent (American actor)
  • Bryan W. “Sailor” Roberts (American poker player)
  • Sailor Burke (American boxer)
  • Sailor Art Thomas (American pro wrestler)

Sailor in popular culture:

  • Sailor Ripley (film, “Wild At Heart”)
  • “Oh Sailor” (music, song by Fiona Apple song)
  • “Lost Sailor” (music, song by Grateful Dead song)
  • Sailor Moon (television, “Sailor Moon” series)