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

The name Drexel is a boy's name of German origin meaning "to turn". Drexel and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

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

Drexel Wellington Gomez, Bahamian Anglican cleric; Archbishop of the West Indies
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle Sr., American Marine, socialite, athlete, writer
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle Jr., US diplomat
Anthony Drexel Duke, American educator
Saint 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")