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What does Dyer mean?

Dyer Pronunciation of 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, occupational



(male) Dayer, Doyer, ..

(female) Dyera, Dyli, ..

Dyer Kellen (D.K.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Dexter (#411 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 3 years ago (#361) and is almost as common today (#411, 10.6%). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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.

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