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Dexter Meaning


What does Dexter mean?

The name Dexter is of English origin.

The meaning of Dexter is "fabric dyer".

Dexter is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Dex-ter.

The Given Name Dexter

Dexter is an appealing and luminous name.

Popular yet refined, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Dexter is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dexter Fowler, Dexter McCoil, and Dexter Morgan.

Dexter Popularity

In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 447 in baby name popularity for boys with 681 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 440 in baby name popularity for boys with 698 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Dexter sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Dexter Name Popularity Page.

Dexter Related Names

Famous Dexters

  • Dexter Fowler ~ Baseball Player
  • Dexter McCoil ~ Football Player
  • Dexter Morgan ~ Darkly Dreaming Dexter character

Dexter Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Dexter.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Dexter Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dexter in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dexter.

Just for fun, see the name Dexter in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Dexter in Nautical Flags page.