Emily P. Contributor

Baxter, a name with Old English roots meaning 'baker', is a top-notch choice for your canine companion. It's got a dash of vintage charm, a sprinkle of sophistication, and a hearty dollop of character. Plus, it's the name of Ron Burgundy's beloved pooch in Anchorman, so your Baxter could be just one jazz flute solo away from stardom. It's a name that says, "I'm loyal, I'm quirky, and I might just save you from a biker gang with a perfectly timed bark." So, if you're looking for a name that's as unique and lovable as your pup, Baxter is a real treat!

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 loving, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

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!

Popularity: Overall

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Baxter was, in the past month, the 48th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Baxter is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Baxter was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Baxter's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Baxter is most adored in Maine, Alaska and Texas.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Utah, Connecticut and Indiana.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Baxter.

Most popular breeds named Baxter:

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

Famous dogs named Baxter:

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

Baxter is found in these categories:

movie dog names

Anchorman's canine sidekick shares this moniker, making it film-famous.

cute dog names

Evokes friendly sitcom characters and playful, endearing canine companions.

famous dog names

Anchorman's canine sidekick and a popular pet moniker since 1880s.

british dog names

Associated with a baker in old English, popular surname.

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 (8)

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Mileybi (Guatemala, Guatemala)
He had the best companion, named Baxter, he was a mix between a pitbull and a boxer. Unfortunately, he passed away on November 10, but the name fits him like a glove (a strong, unusual and striking name) in terms of his personality. He was very loving, close, kind and intelligent, although he looked angry and unsociable, it was the opposite...
November 13, 2023 ◆ Translated

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kat (Massachusetts, United States)
We have a 10 week old Soft Coated Wheaten pup and we named him Baxter. It fits him and he likes his name. My husband is from northern Maine and it makes him think of home. The highest peak in the Katadin range is Baxter located in Baxter State Park.
August 08, 2023

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Dolores (Maine, United States)
I had a male puppy he was a year I named him Baxter at 8 weeks old. He was loveable, affectionate, and loyal. He was pit/ Golden Lab he was the sweetest pup. And I no longer have him cause my neighbor and his son and son inlaw used him for target practice and the poor baby suffered for approx 8 hours. But he did fit true to the name.
June 11, 2023

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Juan Carlos (Guatemala, Guatemala)
I have a very beautiful pitbull dog, he is rescued, his name is Baxter, he lives up to what is kind and affectionate. Thanks for sharing greetings to all
May 31, 2023 ◆ Translated

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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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