Dexter

Dexter - A very unique male name



  Jun 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dexter, meaning dyer, right-handed, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1138. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dexter and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dexter? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dexter. The baby boy name Dexter was given to 816 baby boys in 2012, ranking #358 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,011 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dexter peaked in popularity 49 years ago in 1968 on position 262.



Famous with this name

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Dexter is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dexter is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #167 - and is the least popular in Kentucky at position #674.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dexter is where you live.


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Dexter origin and meaning

Dexter is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dyer, right-handed. To see famous people named Dexter, pop culture references for the name Dexter and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dexter

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dexter, sorted by popularity.

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Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012358
2011382
2010451
2009546
2008705
2007846
2006935
2005852
2004827
2003912
2002856
2001766
2000763
1999743
1998621
1997642
1996616
1995565
1994557
1993468
1992477
1991413
1990377
1989338
1988333
1987319
1986333
1985422
1984454
1983570
1982569
1981518
1980520
1979519
1978474
1977485
1976460
1975467
1974405
1973392
1972345
1971340
1970294
1969307
1968262
1967363
1966360
1965339
1964372
1963382
1962381
1961390
1960377
1959389
1958356
1957342
1956363
1955353
1954396
1953396
1952427
1951443
1950491
1949607
1948565
1947587
1946566
1945515
1944540
1943539
1942580
1941518
1940706
1939699
1938610
1937763
1936949
1935758
1934896
1933989
1932847
1931951
1930716
1929731
1928728
1927800
1926818
1925824
19241841
1923720
1922683
1921842
1920805
1919701
19181013
1917884
19161000
1915780
19131138

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota167
Maine204
Wisconsin213
New Hampshire231
Missouri235
Washington251
Utah260
Colorado268
Kansas273
Nebraska294
Iowa301
Florida323
Illinois331
Indiana332
Michigan332
Oregon334
Ohio337
California348
West Virginia348
Arizona350
Pennsylvania356
Maryland359
Arkansas367
Tennessee367
Massachusetts375
Virginia378
Alabama380
Minnesota381
Idaho388
Oklahoma441
Georgia442
New York444
New Mexico458
Nevada472
Connecticut489
North Carolina490
Mississippi511
Texas527
New Jersey555
Louisiana615
Kentucky674

Even more about Dexter


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dexter a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dexter?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1968
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dexter
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,011
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +816

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