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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #1300 most popular

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 dependable, on you I can rely.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

X is for x, the mysterious side of you!

T is for teacher, you truly are.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

R is for relax, you know how!

Your name in reverse order is "Retxed". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Xerted". 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.

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


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 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dexter" is not a popular baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1987. Across the entire United States a total of only 665 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Dexter

Dexter Jackson

Dexter was born in 1977.


Dexter Fletcher

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


Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon is a musician, composer, bandleader, and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1940 to 1986. Dexter was born in 1923 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


Dexter Coakley

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


Past life for Dexter born Dec 18, 1958

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 Australia approximately on 1850. 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. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.