Gender: Male Meaning of Dex: "dyer; right-handed" Origin of Dex: Diminutive of Dexter

Dex Origin and Meaning

The name Dex is a boy's name meaning "dyer; right-handed".

Dex, the nickname for Dexter that is sometimes used on its own, has lots of energy and dynamism. It was chosen by comedian Dana Carvey for his now grown son. With the growing popularity of Dexter, we may be seeing more of Dex.

There are no less than three video game characters named Dex, and the leading male figure in the movie One Day is known by his nickname Dex. Way back in TV's Dynasty era, there was a character redundantly named Dex Dexter.

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CookieCrumbs Says:


Not gonna lie, makes me think of dexing. "Recreational use of dextromethorphan."

kittylover777 Says:


I like this as a nickname for Dexter. A possible mn with Dexter could be Kay? I feel like Dexter Kay sounds nice and also the two names have completely different styles which levels it out a little bit.