Dexter name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 15th, 2023
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old English
Usage: English, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Dexter dex-ter
Meaning: Dexterous, Right Handed, One who and Woman Dyer
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What does Dexter mean?

Used in Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish, English, Swedish and Finnish long standing and widespread, Dexter came from Old English, Dexter means "Dexterous, Right Handed, One who or Woman Dyer" is used for both sexes.

How do I pronounce Dexter?

The most common way to pronounce two syllabled Dexter is dex-ter.

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Names that rhyme with Dexter

How popular is the name Dexter?

Dexter was a popular name in United States. Over 33561 babies have been named Dexter since 1880. At its zenith in 1968, the moniker grabbed the 262nd spot and 841 baby boys were given the name.

However after 166 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still dominating the charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 500 baby names a staggering 50 times Also, Dexter was a popular name in England and Wales.

Over 9198 babies have been given the name in 23 years. At the peak of its usage in 2013, the moniker grabbed the 63rd spot and 1019 baby boys were given the name.

However after 23 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still performing better than most of the names. In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 100 baby names 9 times

Dexter is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, in use since 2009, peaked in 2014 when it ranked 286th.

Also, it is uncommon in France, where it has been in use since 1988 and peaked in 1988 when it ranked 2536th. Dexter is a rare baby name in Belgium where it is still in use.

But Dexter is a popular baby name in Philippines where every 1 in 2000 have the name. At least, 100000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our research.

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Dexter in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Dexter

You always do it with a purpose, and that's to teach others what you've learned. You have a strong sense of order. If the letter D is your cornerstone, you are a determinate, but down to earth and self-reliant. You are that person who teaches others how to live life without much drama and walk their path with no one's help. You are more of a doer than a talker. Although you don't hang around with everybody, you always act kind and welcoming.

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Middle names for Dexter

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Sibling Names for Dexter

Looking for the perfect name to complement your little one's unique personality? Consider the name Dexter, a strong and distinctive moniker that exudes confidence and character. Below are some equally appealing sibling names that go well with Dexter, making for a match made in heaven.

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Famous people named Dexter

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  • Dexter Fletcher, English actor and director
  • Dexter Blackstock, former professional footballer
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  • Dexter Bussey, former American football running back
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  • Dexter Very, American college football player the Penn State Nittany Lions football team of Pennsylvania State University
  • Dexter Tucker in Money Talks as Actor
  • Dexter Bell acted in TV series Supergirl
  • Dexter Brown played pivotal character of Markus in 2012 action and adventure flick Destroyer Prince.
  • In 2010, Dexter Gregoire played the role of Sam Evans in drama flick Behind the Eight Ball.

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