Place Name SAXONY

TYPE: Region & Political Subdivision
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

From the name of the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from Germanic sahs meaning "knife". This is the name of a historical region in Germany, and appears int he names of the German states of Saxony, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sachsen (German)
Entry added May 31, 2018