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Dexter

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 10 0 10
1882 11 0 11
1883 6 0 6
1884 11 0 11
1885 5 0 5
1887 9 0 9
1888 10 0 10
1889 7 0 7
1890 7 0 7
1891 8 0 8
1892 6 0 6
1893 12 0 12
1894 8 0 8
1895 8 0 8
1896 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1898 5 0 5
1901 9 0 9
1902 9 0 9
1903 6 0 6
1905 17 5 12
1906 11 0 11
1907 22 6 16
1908 9 0 9
1909 15 0 15
1910 12 0 12
1911 16 0 16
1912 29 0 29
1913 43 0 43
1914 43 0 43
1915 70 0 70
1916 74 5 69
1917 73 7 66
1918 82 6 76
1919 87 0 87
1920 97 9 88
1921 90 10 80
1922 114 11 103
1923 100 16 84
1924 65 14 51
1925 98 7 91
1926 96 0 96
1927 79 0 79
1928 92 0 92
1929 92 0 92
1930 89 0 89
1931 67 0 67
1932 90 0 90
1933 73 0 73
1934 76 0 76
1935 74 0 74
1936 67 0 67
1937 86 0 86
1938 101 0 101
1939 97 0 97
1940 109 0 109
1941 161 0 161
1942 140 0 140
1943 160 0 160
1944 143 0 143
1945 146 6 140
1946 154 0 154
1947 153 0 153
1948 152 0 152
1949 145 0 145
1950 193 0 193
1951 239 0 239
1952 269 0 269
1953 295 5 290
1954 327 0 327
1955 413 0 413
1956 399 0 399
1957 494 7 487
1958 469 5 464
1959 409 6 403
1960 434 0 434
1961 426 5 421
1962 452 0 452
1963 432 6 426
1964 428 0 428
1965 508 0 508
1966 438 8 430
1967 436 0 436
1968 769 8 761
1969 616 10 606
1970 703 6 697
1971 553 5 548
1972 489 5 484
1973 391 0 391
1974 367 0 367
1975 299 0 299
1976 282 5 277
1977 283 5 278
1978 279 0 279
1979 253 0 253
1980 270 6 264
1981 256 0 256
1982 226 5 221
1983 220 0 220
1984 336 0 336
1985 415 6 409
1986 594 7 587
1987 665 0 665
1988 648 5 643
1989 688 0 688
1990 612 0 612
1991 553 0 553
1992 451 0 451
1993 447 0 447
1994 356 0 356
1995 336 0 336
1996 307 0 307
1997 292 0 292
1998 296 0 296
1999 211 0 211
2000 223 0 223
2001 229 0 229
2002 205 0 205
2003 201 0 201
2004 226 0 226
2005 210 0 210
2006 209 0 209
2007 257 0 257
2008 328 0 328
2009 484 0 484
2010 591 0 591
2011 752 0 752
2012 841 0 841
2013 782 0 782
2014 786 0 786
2015 753 0 753

Want to know about the popularity of the Dexter baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,574 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 841 babies.

According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dexter" ranks #70 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 65 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1968. Across the entire United States a total of 769 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dexter" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dexter as well as things modernly associated with the name Dexter such as celebrities named Dexter.

Origin and Meaning of Dexter

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

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Dexter

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Alternative Meanings

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

X is for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

T is for time, you give to friends.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

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

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Past life for Dexter born Feb 4, 1995

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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 Arctic approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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