Dexter
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
DEKS-tər
Meaning
A person who dyes cloth
Like the Name Dexter?
BOYS
+ Dexter
GIRLS
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "Dexter"

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.

Popularity of the Name Dexter
Famous Dexters

Dexter Boney - basketball player
Dexter Bussey - football player
Dexter Darden - actor
Dexter Fletcher - actor
Dexter Holland - singer
Dexter Reid - football player

+ Add a Name · View More
Do you like the name Dexter?
Discussion on the name Dexter
Weekly Prize Big thumb fotorcreated

Summer Infant has launched the Babble Band, the first hands-free, wearable voice-activated audio monitor.  Just slip on the comfortable, adjustable wristband, and choose from three monitoring modes – audio & sound prompts, sound-activated flashing lights, or vibration – to keep tabs on your little one.  With an 800 foot range, you can move freely around the home without having to bring along a hand-held unit.  The adjustable wristband fits both mom and dad, and the rechargeable battery has an 8-10 hour charge.  The Babble Band...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.