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What does Baxter mean?

Baxter Pronunciation of Baxter as a boys' name is pronounced BAK-ster. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Baxter is "baker". Occupational name and transferred use of the surname, which originated in the Middle Ages.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, occupational, surname


VARIANTS Bax, Baxley

SEE ALSO Brewster



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How popular is Baxter?

Baxter is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#647 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Baxter reached its apex position of #656 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baxter name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bailer, Baker, Balder, Baldor, Baldur, Bale, Balfer, Banner, Bar, Barbar, Barber, Barde, Barek, Barker, Barnes, Barree, Barren, Barret, Barrey, Bart, Bartel, Barten, Bartho, Bartlet, Barton, Bartow, Baumer, Baxlea (see Baxley), Baxlee, Bayler, Beacher, Braser, Brazer, Buster, Buttler, Carter, Cartier, Casper, Caster, Dexter, Fajer, Foster, Gaer, Gayler, Gayner, Haider, Halver, Havier, Hayder, Javier, Kaiser, Kazmer, Lanier, Lawler, Lawyer, Mather, Matther, Mayeer, Napier, Naser, Palmer, Parker, Paxten, Pieter, Qadeer, Ranger, Sawyer, Tayber, Thaxter, Valter, Vester, Wagner, Walter, Wister and Xavier. These names tend to be more frequently used than Baxter.

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