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What does Dwyer mean?

Dwyer /dw-yer/ as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dwyer is "dark wise one". Originally an Irish surname.


Dwyer has 1 variant: Dwire.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dwyerd, Dyer, ..

(female) Dwyerra, Dwyerry, ..

How popular is Dwyer?

Dwyer is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1197 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name history of Dwyer for boys. Dwyer has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dwyer name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dwyer outside U.S.

Similar Names


Dwyer is pronounced similarly to Dar, Dor, Dore and Dyer. Other recommended names are Daye, Dayner, Deker, Dover, Fryer, Lawyer, Mayer, Meyer, Myer, Royer, Sawyer and Sayer. Like Dwyer, these names are not commonly used.