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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dwyer

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Alt. Meaning

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

W is for wonder, the child in us all.

Y is for young, the years never show!

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Notable Persons Named Dwyer

Dwyer Edmeade is an athlete for the St. Paul's United FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dwyer

Robert Budd Dwyer was a Treasurer of Pennsylvania. Robert was born on November 21st, 1939 in Saint Charles, Missouri, U.S. He passed away on January 22nd, 1987.


Andy is also known as Burt Macklin, FBI, Kip Hackman, Andy Radical, Tim Buckanowski, Brother Nature, Johnny Karate, Johnathon Karate, Sgt. Thunderfist, and MD.


Dom Dwyer is a soccer player for the Sporting Kansas City, Norwich City F.C., Staines Town F.C., King's Lynn F.C., and Orlando City SC (2010–14). Dom was born on July 30th, 1990 in Cuckfield, England.


Conor was born on January 10th, 1989 in Evanston, Illinois.


John Dwyer is a garage rock, psychedelic rock, noise rock, punk rock, alternative rock, art punk, post-punk, and experimental music musician. He was most active from 1997 to 1997. John was born on October 3rd, 1974. John is also known as Damaged Bug.


Quinn Perkins/Lindsay Dwyer is a b613 junior operative and lawyer.


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Popularity of Dwyer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dwyer U.S.
  White 92.03% 64.26%
  African American 3.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dwyer

People with the last name Dwyer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Dwyer

  • How Popular is the name Dwyer? Dwyer is the 84,560th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dwyer was the 1,291st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dwyer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Dwyer in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dwyer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dwyer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dwyer is Tuesday, February 12th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Dwyer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dwyer was in 1996 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dwyer: Your name in reverse order is Reywd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydewr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dwyer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,240 people with the last name Dwyer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dwyer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Dwyer as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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