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What does Dyer mean?

Dyer \d-yer\ 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 related variations via Dexter: Dex, Dexton and Dexy.


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 (#unlisted). These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.651%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.606%, down 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.

Similar 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.