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31k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Dexter

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Dyer of Clothes
  • #1300 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Dexter" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1880606
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19421400140
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19441430143
19451466140
19461540154
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19554120412
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19943560356
19953360336
19963070307
19972920292
19982960296
19992110211
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20062090209
20072570257
20083280328
20094840484
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Want to know about the populiarty of Dexter? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,815 babies born with the name Dexter in the United States. That's more than enough Dexters to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dexter" was in 2012 with a total of 839 babies.

According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dexter" ranks #102 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 19 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1955. Across the entire United States a total of 412 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Dexter" mean?

Dexter (English): Dyer of Clothes

The name "Dexter" is of English origin and it means "Dyer of Clothes". It's a name commonly given to boys.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

X is for x, the mysterious side of you!

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Your name in reverse order is "Retxed". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Erxted". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Dexter popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Dexter in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Dexter

Dexter Jackson

Dexter was born in 1977.

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Dexter Fletcher

Dexter Fletcher is an actor, writer, and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to present. Dexter was born in 1966 in Enfield, London, England.

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Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon is a musician, composer, bandleader, and actor specializing in jazz, swing, bebop, and hard bop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1940 to 1986. Dexter was born in 1923 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Dexter Coakley

Dexter Coakley is a NFL player. Dexter was born in 1972 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

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Past life for Dexter born Jan 26, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Dexter

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