Traits associated with the name Baxter:

Baxter has a strong, powerful sound to it that highlights a dog's strength of character.

Dogs named Baxter tend to be good-natured, and loving. This name is also associated with intelligence, and companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Baxter?

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy giving your pets unique names. It also suggests that you are creative and have a good imagination.

Is Baxter a good dog name?

Baxter has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Baxter is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Baxter is found in these categories:


  • Baxter ranks #96 with users of
  • Baxter ranks #110 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Baxter ranks #255 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Baxter is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Baxter outranks the great majority of names.

Most popular breeds named Baxter:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. Boxer
  5. Chihuahua

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Famous dogs named Baxter:

  • film icon A border terrier named Baxter played a role in the movie Anchorman & Anchorman 2.

Dog names like Baxter:

Son Of My Right Hand
A game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
Birch tree meadow
Descendant Of Bradach
Soldier, or merciful
Baxter dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Jeri (Kansas, United States)
Male Cocker Spaniel, named him Lord Leo Baxter. He is a loving and full of energy.
December 22, 2022

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Monica Hammerschmidt (Illinois, United States)
My German Shepherd just turned 6 months. I named him Baxter and I love it. So does he!
August 17, 2022

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Neerod (Pennsylvania, United States)
My sweet, loving 11 year old shi-chon is named Baxter.
June 06, 2022

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Dan (England, United Kingdom)
I've just brought a portugese water dog and I have named him Baxter!
April 22, 2022

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