The name "Baxter" has several meanings. All originated from the surname Baxter meaning "female baker", originally a Scottish and East Anglian name. The Baxter family is traditionally a sept of Clan MacMillan.




* Al Baxter, Australian rugby union player
* Alain Baxter, Scottish skier
* Andrew Baxter, Scottish philosopher
* Anne Baxter, American actress
* Annie Baxter, American radio reporter
* Archibald Baxter, New Zealand pacifist
* Arlene Baxter, American model


* Batsell Baxter, American religious leader and educator
* Biddy Baxter, British TV producer
* Bill Baxter, Australian politician
* Billy Baxter, British soldier
* Billy Baxter (poker player), American poker player
* Billy Baxter (footballer) Scottish footballer
* Blake Baxter, American electronic musician
* Brad Baxter, American football player


* Charles Baxter (author), American author
* Charles R. Baxter, American physician
* J. Clifford Baxter, Enron executive


* Darren Baxter, English footballer
* Dorian Baxter, Canadian Anglican priest


* Edward Felix Baxter, British soldier
* Elisha Baxter, American jurist and politician
* Esther Baxter, American model


* Frank C. Baxter, American TV personality
* Frank William Baxter, Rhodesian soldier
* Fred Baxter, American football player


* Gary Baxter, football player
* George W. Baxter, a 19th century governor of Wyoming Territory
* Glen Baxter, British cartoonist
* Glen Baxter (journalist), Canadian journalist
* Gordon Baxter, American aviator
* Gregory Baxter, Canadian ski jumper


* Henry Baxter, American general


* Irvin Baxter Jr., American Christian apologist
* Irving Baxter, American athlete


* Jacob Baxter, Canadian politician
* James Keir Baxter, New Zealand poet
* James Baxter, English rugby union internationalist and Olympic silver medalist
* James Baxter (animator), British animator
* James Phinney Baxter, mayor of Portland, Maine, and cofounder of Baxter State Park
* James Phinney Baxter III, American historian
* Jane Baxter, British-born actress
* Jean Rae Baxter, Canadian author
* Jeff Baxter, American guitarist and government consultant
* Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer
* John Baxter (author), Australian-born writer and film-maker
* John Baxter (director), British-born film-maker of the 1930s and 40s
* John Baxter (explorer), Australian explorer who accompanied Edward John Eyre across the Nullarbor Plain
* John Baxter (footballer), Scottish footballer
* John Baxter (musician), lead vocalist and guitarist of 1980s British New Wave band Re-Flex
* John Babington Macaulay Baxter (1868–1946), Canadian politician
* John G. Baxter (1826-1885), nineteenth and twenty-first mayor of Louisville, Kentucky
* J.R. Baxter (1887-1960), American gospel musician


* Kay Baxter, American bodybuilder


* Laurence Baxter, British statistician
* Les Baxter, American pianist
* Lois Baxter, British actress
* Lonny Baxter, American basketball player
* Lynsey Baxter, British actress


* Marvin R. Baxter, American judge
* Meredith Baxter or Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress


* Nathan D. Baxter, American clergyman
* Nick Baxter, English pistol shooter


* Paul Baxter, Canadian ice hockey player and assistant coach
* Percival Proctor Baxter, governor of the U.S. state of Maine
* Peter Baxter, cricket commentator


* Raymond Baxter, British television personality
* Richard Baxter, English Nonconformist clergyman
* Rick Baxter, American politician
* Robert Dudley Baxter, British economist
* Rodney J. Baxter, Australian physicist
* Ronnie Baxter, English darts player

* J. Sidlow Baxter, Australian theologian
* Skippy Baxter, American figure skater
* Stanley Baxter, British comedian
* Stephen Baxter, British science-fiction writer
* Steve Baxter, American songwriter and guitarist
* Stuart Baxter, British football manager


* Tom Baxter, British guitarist/solo-artist
* Trevor Baxter, British actor


* Virginia Baxter, American figure skater


* Warner Baxter, American actor
* William Baxter, American born British cartoonist
* William Baxter (botanist)
* William Baxter (law professor), American jurist
* William Edward Baxter, British politician

Given name

* Baxter Black (born 1945), American cowboy, poet, philosopher, former large-animal veterinarian, and radio commentator
* Baxter Dury, pop singer, son of Ian Dury

Fictional characters

* Baxter Basics, character from British comic "Viz"
* Baxter (mascot), the mascot for the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team
* Baxter Stockman in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series
* Corrine Baxter, in "Strange Days at Blake Holsey High"
* Cory Baxter, in "Cory in the House"
* Evan Baxter, played by Steve Carell in "Evan Almighty" (2007)
* Georgette Franklin Baxter, in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
* Raven Baxter, in "That's So Raven"
* Rupert Baxter, Lord Emsworth's secretary in the stories and novels by P. G. Wodehouse
* Tanya Baxter, in "That's So Raven"
* Ted Baxter, in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
* Victor Baxter, in "Cory in the House"


* "Baxter" (film), a 1989 French black comedy, with a talking dog named "Baxter"
* "The Baxter", a 2005 romantic comedy

Place names

In Antarctica:
*Mount Baxter (Antarctica)

In Australia:
*Baxter, Victoria
*Baxter Immigration Reception and Processing Centre, an Australian immigration detention facility near Port Augusta, South Australia

In Canada:
*Baxter, Ontario

In the United States:
*Baxter, Arkansas
*Baxter, Iowa
*Baxter, Minnesota
*Baxter, Tennessee
*Baxter, Berkeley County, West Virginia
*Baxter, Marion County, West Virginia
*Baxter County, Arkansas
*Baxter Estates, New York
*Mount Baxter (California)
*Baxter State Park, in Maine


* Baxter (band), a Swedish electronica band
* Baxter's Bus Lines, an Australian bus company
* Baxter College, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
* Baxter International, a United States-based multinational medical instruments & supplies company
* The Baxter meteorite of 1916, which fell in Missouri, United States (see Meteorite falls)
* Baxter (milk), a milk company which sells most of their products in south New-Brunswick

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  • BAXTER (R.) — BAXTER RICHARD (1615 1691) Pasteur et théologien anglais dont le ministère et les écrits ont joué un rôle important dans la vie des Églises de son pays au XVIIe siècle, durant les guerres civiles et sous la République et la restauration. Né à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Baxter —   [ bækstə],    1) James Keir, neuseeländischer Lyriker, * Dunedin 29. 6. 1926, ✝ Auckland 22. 10. 1972; prägte als Kritiker und als literarisches Vorbild das Selbstverständnis der Nachkriegsdichter Neuseelands entscheidend mit. Neben Theater und …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Baxter, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 1052 Housing Units (2000): 455 Land area (2000): 0.654556 sq. miles (1.695292 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.654556 sq. miles (1.695292 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Baxter, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 5555 Housing Units (2000): 1979 Land area (2000): 17.320118 sq. miles (44.858899 sq. km) Water area (2000): 2.350588 sq. miles (6.087996 sq. km) Total area (2000): 19.670706 sq. miles (50.946895 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Baxter — m English: transferred use of the surname, which originated in the Middle Ages as an occupational name for a baker, Old English bæcestre. The estre suffix was originally feminine, but by the Middle English period the gender difference had been… …   First names dictionary

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