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Dexter Name Popularity

How popular is the name Dexter? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 1,023 5 0.0009%
1914 0 0%
1915 763 28 0.0031%
1916 942 16 0.0017%
1917 846 24 0.0024%
1918 963 19 0.0018%
1919 694 46 0.0044%
1920 790 36 0.0032%
1921 816 33 0.0029%
1922 676 56 0.005%
1923 713 47 0.0042%
1924 1,584 5 0.0004%
1925 799 34 0.003%
1926 795 33 0.003%
1927 779 36 0.0033%
1928 721 43 0.004%
1929 716 41 0.004%
1930 712 42 0.004%
1931 909 20 0.002%
1932 823 27 0.0027%
1933 932 16 0.0017%
1934 865 21 0.0022%
1935 750 32 0.0033%
1936 912 17 0.0018%
1937 751 31 0.0031%
1938 605 60 0.0059%
1939 692 39 0.0038%
1940 706 40 0.0038%
1941 520 91 0.0081%
1942 579 76 0.006%
1943 535 94 0.0072%
1944 541 86 0.0069%
1945 514 96 0.0079%
1946 566 89 0.006%
1947 586 95 0.0057%
1948 562 98 0.0061%
1949 605 84 0.0052%
1950 491 140 0.0087%
1951 448 186 0.011%
1952 425 225 0.0129%
1953 394 271 0.0153%
1954 396 288 0.0158%
1955 353 386 0.021%
1956 362 378 0.02%
1957 342 457 0.0237%
1958 355 427 0.0226%
1959 389 378 0.0199%
1960 377 401 0.0212%
1961 392 370 0.0196%
1962 381 402 0.0219%
1963 382 388 0.0216%
1964 372 404 0.023%
1965 335 470 0.0287%
1966 360 399 0.0256%
1967 363 390 0.0257%
1968 262 728 0.0485%
1969 306 576 0.0374%
1970 294 673 0.0423%
1971 340 505 0.0336%
1972 343 465 0.0341%
1973 392 348 0.0268%
1974 404 324 0.0249%
1975 468 252 0.0196%
1976 461 246 0.0191%
1977 485 235 0.0174%
1978 476 242 0.018%
1979 521 220 0.0156%
1980 519 222 0.0152%
1981 518 221 0.015%
1982 568 183 0.0122%
1983 570 171 0.0116%
1984 454 292 0.0196%
1985 422 366 0.0241%
1986 333 547 0.0362%
1987 319 626 0.041%
1988 333 611 0.0392%
1989 337 651 0.0403%
1990 376 579 0.0349%
1991 414 512 0.0314%
1992 477 406 0.0254%
1993 467 410 0.0263%
1994 556 299 0.0195%
1995 565 281 0.0186%
1996 615 240 0.016%
1997 639 215 0.0145%
1998 619 249 0.0166%
1999 743 169 0.0113%
2000 760 171 0.0112%
2001 765 178 0.0118%
2002 850 145 0.0097%
2003 906 134 0.0088%
2004 816 167 0.011%
2005 846 170 0.0111%
2006 933 152 0.0097%
2007 838 199 0.0126%
2008 699 289 0.0187%
2009 543 442 0.0296%
2010 449 558 0.0387%
2011 379 726 0.051%
2012 356 823 0.0578%
2013 375 762 0.0535%
2014 391 757 0.052%
2015 397 735 0.0505%
2016 428 678 0.047%
2017 440 652 0.0467%
2018 464 579 0.0421%
2019 458 598 0.0442%

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What names are variants of Dexter?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dex

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Dexton

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Dexy

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin


What names sound like Dexter?

If you like how Dexter sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dexter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Daxton

From Dax, France

English

#291 (0.0844%)  
Thaxter

Roof thatcher

English


What names are similar to Dexter?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dyer

One who dyes

English


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Siblings of Dexter

Mamas with kids named Dexter also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ethan

Enduring and strong

Hebrew

#12 (0.8628%)  

2 Comments

  1. We picked the name Dexter because my husband and I are true 90s kids (born in ’93 and ’94) and a show we watched as children in the early 2000s was a show called Dexter’s Labratory on cartoon network! It’s about a super smart little red head boy,our boy came out a redhead a pinch smaller than the other babies due to being a preemie born at 36 weeks 2 days and spending a week in the NICU. Dexter is a very special baby,has lots of attitude and personality! ?

  2. My grandfather went by Dexter. It was his middle name and his mother’s maiden name. I don’t like that there was a show by the same name about a serial killer, but I figure it is only a small number of people that would connect the name with that. My grandfather was the patriarch of Christianity in my family and I am thankful for God’s Grace in that.


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