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Gender: M Meaning of Dexter: "dyer, right-handed" Origin of Dexter: Latin Dexter's Popularity in 2013: #380

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The jazzy, ultra-cool Dexter, like most names wih xs, has a lot of energy and sex appeal. Over the years, it's been attached to a number of diverse real and fictional personalities--C. K. Dexter Haven, the witty Cary Grant character in The Philadelphia Story, Dexter Green, the protagonist of the Scott Fitzgerald story Winter Dreams, great jazz tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon and--oops--the current TV Dexter, who just happens to be a genial but sociopathic serial killer.

Dexter was chosen by hip musical couple Diana Krall and Elvis Costello for one of their twin boys, and by singer Charlotte Church.

Dexter has been climbing up the pop ladder, jumping 22 places in the past year, to reach Number 380. It is also in the Top 100 in the UK.

Dex is an equally appealing nickname, now sometimes used on its own.

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Famous People Named Dexter

Dexter Jackson, American football player
Dexter Davis, American football player
Dexter McCluster, American football player
Dexter Gordon, American saxophonist
Dexter Holland, lead singer of band "The Offspring"
Dexter Mills, American rapper
Dexter Scott King, son of Martin Luther King Jr
Dexter Lloyd Henson, sonf of Welsh Singer Charlotte Church

Pop Culture References for the Name Dexter

"Dexter's Laboratory," animated show
C.K. Dexter Haven, The Philadelphia Story & High Society
Dexter Morgan, a serial killer and main character on the TV show "Dexter"
Dexter - main character from David Nicholl's novel "One Day".
Dexter Jones, character and love interest to main character in Sarah Dessen's novel, This Lullaby.

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