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