Type Region & Political Subdivision
Usage English

Meaning & History

From the name of the Germanic tribe of the Saxons, ultimately derived from Germanic *sahsą meaning "knife". This is the name of a historical region in Germany, and appears in the names of the German states of Saxony, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesSaksa(Finnish) Sachsen(German)
Entry updated December 7, 2022