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pinWhat 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.


Dyer has 3 relations via Dexter: Dex, Dexton and Dexy.

Kreatif forms: Dadyer, Dyerda, Dyerle. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dexter in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Dyer is pronounced similarly to Dar, Dor and Dwyer. Other recommended similar baby names are Deri, Dre, Drew and Myer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dyer.