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What does Dyer mean?

Dyer /dy-er/ 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 2 relations via Dexter: Dex and Dexy.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dayer, Doyer, ..

(female) Dyerre, Dyerria, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Dexter (#394 in recent rankings) is the only prominent alternative form of Dyer (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Dex, are uncommon. This form of Dyer was favored as a baby name 2 years ago (#361) and has remained as common to this day (#394, 7.2%). Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Dyer and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dexter in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Dyer is pronounced similarly to Dar, Dor, Dore, Dwire and Dwyer. Other recommended names are Acer, Amer, Aymer, Daeg, Dael, Daye, Dayner, De-, Dee, Deen, Deker, Del, Den, Deri, Derk, Des, Dev, Dover, Dre, Drew, Dyce, Dyrk, Eber, Eder, Ezer, Fryer, Gaer, Ger, Hyder, Iver, Keer, Ker, Kyler, Mayer, Meyer, Myer, Ner, Omer, Peer, Per, Royer, Ryder, Ryker, Sayer, Tyler, Umer and Wyler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dyer.