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

Drexel Origin and Meaning

The name Drexel is a boy's name of German origin meaning "to turn".

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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danirose01 Says:


There's a college somewhere on the east coast called Drexel, that's what I think of. Not as appealing as Dexter, and what appeal it has is all thanks to the X

lesliemarion Says:


This name kind of blows me away. All I can think of is that Drexel Heritage furniture. To me, it's a weird enough name for furniture, let alone the name of a human being. Interesting, maybe, but would YOU like it on your birth certificate?

Orchid_Lover Says:


Sounds like a modern name, but it first appeared on the SSA list over 100 years ago...peaked in 1914. I love the sound of this and agree it could be the new version of Dexter (especially since the show is turning people off to that name). Also love nn "Drex". I am amazed by how unique it is: only 14 Drexels in the US last year and there have never been more than 26 named in a single year.