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In the kids cartoon Arthur, his friend's name is Baxter.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2006
If it meant female baker, why is it a masculine name?
wefrox  11/7/2006
In the movie Anchorman, Baxter is Ron Burgundy's beloved dog.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2007
I think that Baxter is a lovely name for a dog.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2007
This name makes me picture a middle-aged guy in Hawaiian shirts and spiky, bleached hair who lies on the couch and watches trashy programs on TV while thinking he's still really cool.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
I love this name for a dog.
number1212  6/6/2008
The name Baxter was given to 58 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
The name Baxter was given to 68 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/30/2016
Too much of a surname and a dog's name in order for me to ever take it seriously as a first name.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2016
Why is it not labeled as feminine if it means female baker?
ERK  11/30/2016
Baxter is not labeled as female because, being derived from a surname, it is simply not used as a feminine name.
It could have originally meant "female baker" but this is something linguists disagree about. While in Old English the suffix -estre/-istre was feminine, since the Middle English period it began to be used without regard to gender, as seen in modern words such as prankster, trickster or youngster; yet spinster clearly has a female ending. Many surnames such as Baxter, Brewster (brewer), Webster (weaver) etc. Go back to the 13th century which is Middle English period, but whether this indicates female domination of weaving and baking trades at the time is unclear.
goricar  1/6/2017
This name was borne by Richard Baxter, a pastor in the 17th century who has had a great impact on the Christian church over the centuries. His book 'The Reformed Pastor' has become a guide for Christian ministers everywhere.
Rayfo  9/4/2017
Never liked it, the sound is rather unpleasant. On either gender. Plus it's an occupation name.
XironDarkstar  9/12/2017
Baxter Stockman is an evil scientist from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
Black  3/16/2018

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