Dexter: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Derived from an Old English surname meaning “one who dyes” and also a Latin word meaning “right-handed.” So if he’s left-handed, you’ll totally have to change his name.



Famous people named Dexter:

Football players Dexter Jackson, Dexter Davis, Dexter Carter, Dexter McCleon, and Dexter McCluster; singers Dexter Holland and Dexter Roberts; rapper Dexter Mills.

Fun fact:

There are two shows featuring this name: “Dexter’s Laboratory” and “Dexter.” One is about a little boy and one is about a serial killer, but both are kind of evil.

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