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Name: Dexter


Meaning

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.

Gender

Boy

Origin/Usage

English

Pronunciation of Dexter

DEKS-tər

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