English occupational name

Baxter Origin and Meaning

The name Baxter is boy's name of English origin meaning "baker".
An x makes any name cooler, so that Baxter has a bit more pizzazz than the original Baker. Baxter had some currency as a first name a century ago--it was on the popularity lists sporadically from 1880 till the 1920s, peaking at Number 515 in 1886-- which means it's just about due for a comeback. And we can see Bax as a worthy follow-up to Max and Jax.

Singer Ian Dury named his now-grown son Baxter, and Dr. Baxter Stockman was a scientist in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" series.

Fun feminist fact: as an occupational name, Baxter was actually the word for a female baker. It's only used for boys now, but could legitimatelt be a unisex name.

Baxter Popularity

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Famous People Named Baxter

  • Baxter DuryEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Baxter BlackAmerican cowboy, poet, veterinarian and commentator
  • Baxter HallAmerican soldier who drummed the first musters in the Revolution
  • Meredith BaxterAmerican actress

Baxter in Pop Culture

  • Baxter Stockmancharacter in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series
  • Baxter McNabmain character on Canadian TV series "Baxter"
  • Baxter the Black Bearmascot for the University of Maine
  • Baxter the Bobcatmascot for the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Baxter Basicscharacter in the British comic Viz
  • "Baxter!" 1973 British film about a family surnamed Baxter
  • Ted Baxtercharacter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • Phyllis Baxterlady's maid of the Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey"
  • Meredith Baxterfemale character in the webcomic "Riverside Extras" by Miri Chamberlain
  • Baxtera character in the animated series "Hazbin Hotel"