Dexter
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
DEKS-tər
Meaning
A person who dyes cloth
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Dexter is an occupational name, denoting that the bearer is of a certain occupation, in this case the dyeing of cloth. The name derives from the Old English “dighester”, from the word “deag” which means 'dye'. Dexter is a male only term while the female term was Dyster.

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