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Meaning of Dexter

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The name Dexter has the following meaning:

A right-handed man; one who is skillful.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Dexter is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 808 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Dexter rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 164 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 545 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Dexter in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Dexter is pronounced as deks-tur


Dexter originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Dexter and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Dexter: Boys - Atticus, Cassius, Corbin, Fidel, Seneca, Silvio, Trent, Girls - Carla, Kiersten, Lucinda, Marina, Rosella, Venus, Both genders - Anthony


Popular Variants for the name Dexter: Dex, Dexe, Dextan, Dextar, Dexten, Dextin, Dextir, Dexton, Dextor (Latin), Dextun, Dextur, Dextyn, Dextyr


Common nicknames for the name Dexter are: Dex


We think the name Dexter should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Dexter to be: A strong and good-looking chap

In one word, you might describe Dexter as a(n) "strong" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Dexter (or its variants) are:

Dexter Manley, born on 2 February, a famous athlete. Dexter Manley's background: A former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Phoenix Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an eleven year career from 1981 to 1991.

Dexter Gordon, born on 27 February, a famous musician. Dexter Gordon's background: Born in 1923. This jazz tenor saxophonist was born in Los Angeles. He first played with the Lionel Hampton Band at the beginning of the 1940s. He reached his peak during that decade, playing with all the greats of the New York jazz scene, from Charlie Parker to Miles Davis.

Dexter Holland, born on 29 December, a famous singer. Dexter Holland's background: The singer and rhythm guitarist for the Californian punk rock band The Offspring and the owner of the independent record label Nitro Records.
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Devon (166)
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