Dexter Name Meaning & Origin

Dexter

Pronunciation: DEHK-ster (key)

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Nicknames for Dexter

Dex, Dexie, Decky

Meanings and history of the name Dexter

Dexter means right handed, dexterous, favorable, and the right side of a family crest/shield (as opposed to sinister).
Dexter is also an English surname. It can refer to someone from the town of Exeter (d'Exeter) or a dyer of cloth.

Famous real-life people named Dexter

Dexter Jackson - American football player
Dexter Davis - American football player
Dexter McCluster - American football player
Dexter Gordon - American saxophonist
Dexter Fletcher - English actor/director
Dexter Fowler - All-Star MLB Centerfielder
Dexter Henry Lorcan MacManus (b. 2006), son of Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall and English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer Elvis Costello
Dexter Lloyd Henson (b. 2009), son of Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, and political activist Charlotte Church

Dexter in song, story & screen

Dexter, the boy genius hero of the American animated children's television show Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter Morgan, the anti-hero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay and an American television series adaptation.
Dexter is one of the hamsters in the Ham-Ham Gang in the anime "Hamtaro"
C.K. Dexter Haven, the name of the character Cary Grant played in The Philadelphia Story
Dexter Thaler, character in the book Something Borrowed, by Emily Giffin

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