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Meaning and name origin

Dyer \d-yer\ as a boy's 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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#560 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dyer and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Dexter (#394). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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