Baxter - boys name

Baxter name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 81%

Baxter name meaning:

The name Baxter is of Old English origin and has a unique meaning. It is derived from the occupational surname "bakester", which referred to a female baker. Over time, the name evolved and became associated with male individuals. Baxter is a combination of the words "bake" and "ster", where "bake" means to cook using dry heat and "ster" is a suffix used to indicate a profession or occupation. Therefore, the meaning of the name Baxter can be interpreted as "one who bakes" or "baker".

People who bear the name Baxter are often seen as hardworking, dependable, and skilled individuals. They are known for their ability to create and provide nourishment through baking. The name Baxter also carries connotations of tradition and craftsmanship, as it is associated with the age-old art of baking. Overall, the name Baxter signifies a person who is dedicated to their craft and capable of bringing joy and sustenance to others through their baking skills.

Origin: English




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Overall UK ranking: 907 out of 4789

33 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Baxter

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