What does Dyer mean?
Dyer /dy-er/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dyer is "one who dyes".
Occupational name. Dexter refers to a female dyer. Author Wayne Dyer.
How popular is Dyer?
Dyer is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#671 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Dexter (#394 in 2014) is the only prominent alternative form of Dyer (not in Top 1000). Forms like Dex are uncommon. This boy name reached the height of its popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.651%) and is somewhat less popular today (usage 0.606%, ▼6.9%). Dexter (#394) is the most fashionable boy name in this list, with this name undergoing a revival in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Dyer and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)