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Gender: M Meaning of Drexel: "to turn" Origin of Drexel: German

Drexel is an occupational surname but the original meaning of what a person who "turned" for a living actually did is unclear: It may mean turning the soil or making hay or spinning cloth or creating decorative objects. With the rise of the similar-sounding Dexter, Drexel might catch on.

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Famous People Named Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel, religious dedicated to the minorities, particularly African- and Native Americans

Pop Culture References for the name Drexel

Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
Farley "Fudge" Drexel, character created by Judy Blume ("Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing", "Superfudge")