What does Saxon mean?

Definitions for Saxon
ˈsæk sənsax·on

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Saxon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saxonadjective

    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. Saxonadjective

    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"; "for greater clarity choose a plain Saxon term instead of a latinate one"


  1. Saxonnoun

    A member of an ancient northern Germanic tribe that invaded England, together with Angles and Frisians, about the year 600.

  2. Saxonnoun

    A native or inhabitant of Saxony.

  3. Saxonadjective

    Of or relating to the Saxons.

  4. Saxonadjective

    Of or relating to Saxony.

  5. Saxonadjective

    Of or relating to the Saxon language.

  6. Saxonnoun

    The language of the ancient Saxons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saxonnoun

    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. Saxonnoun

    also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon

  3. Saxonnoun

    a native or inhabitant of modern Saxony

  4. Saxonnoun

    the language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon

  5. Saxonadjective

    of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language

  6. Saxonadjective


  7. Saxonadjective

    of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants

  8. 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 sahs, and perhaps to L. saxum rock, stone, knives being originally made of stone); and cf.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.]


  1. Saxon

    Saxon is an English heavy metal band who formed in 1976, in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. As front-runners and leading lights of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan.They also had success in the USA. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts. They still tour regularly and have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Saxon have also influenced many bands such as Metallica and Megadeth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saxon

    saks′un, n. one of the people of North Germany who conquered England in the 5th and 6th centuries: the language of the Saxons: one of the English race: a native or inhabitant of Saxony in its later German sense: a Lowlander of Scotland: modern English.—adj. pertaining to the Saxons, their language, country, or architecture.—n. Sax′ondom, the Anglo-Saxon world.—adj. Saxon′ic.—v.t. Sax′onise, to impregnate with Saxon ideas.—ns. Sax′onism, a Saxon idiom; Sax′onist, a Saxon scholar.—Saxon architecture, a style of building in England before the Norman Conquest, marked by the peculiar 'long and short' work of the quoins, the projecting fillets running up the face of the walls and interlacing like woodwork, and the baluster-like shafts between the openings of the upper windows resembling the turned woodwork of the period; Saxon blue, a deep liquid blue used in dyeing; Saxon green, a green colour; Saxon shore (Litus Saxonicum), in Roman times, the coast districts of Britain from Brighton northwards to the Wash, peculiarly exposed to the attacks of the Saxons from across the North Sea, and therefore placed under the authority of a special officer, the 'Count of the Saxon Shore.' [A.S. Seaxeseax, Old High Ger. sahs, a knife, a short sword.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SAXON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Saxon is ranked #4685 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Saxon surname appeared 7,576 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Saxon.

    75.7% or 5,736 total occurrences were White.
    14.3% or 1,083 total occurrences were Black.
    4.7% or 362 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 176 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.2% or 168 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 51 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for Saxon »

  1. axons

  2. Naxos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saxon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saxon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Saxon in a Sentence

  1. Peter Joustra:

    The steel industry asks for a long-term orientation - high investments and long construction time for new installations - which does not fit in with the Anglo-Saxon model of the London financial elite.

  2. Carol Anderson:

    When he looked at the jury and said something like,' Every last Anglo-Saxon one of you knows that this is what we're fighting down here. You'll find these men not guilty.' That's what that sounded like to me, it sounded like,' Every last Anglo-Saxon one of you knows that Black people are threatening. They're intimidating. And they're out to destroy our community. What the McMichaels and William Roddie Bryan did was protect our community,'.

  3. Manda Forster:

    And it makes sense that the later Benedictine monastery was built on the site of its Anglo-Saxon predecessor.

  4. Dirk Graber:

    In the last 12 months the appetite for late-stage companies in Germany by Anglo-Saxon investors has increased significantly.

  5. Piara Powar:

    There's a strand of male culture you see in the UK, and to some extent other Anglo Saxon societies, prevalent among 20, 30 and even 40-year-olds, which is : you go abroad, you drink a fair amount, you sing songs and engage in banter, and pick on someone who is different to you, there's this pervasive sexism and racism. The idea that' anyone who isn't like us, we're going to sing about them and insult them and it's part of the lad's day out.'.

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