Name: Dexter

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dexter

  • Meaning:
    Dyer of cloth
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  • Meaning:
    Right-handed, auspicious
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (DEKS ter)
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Miscellaneous Info for Dexter

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    'Dexter's Laboratory' is the name of an animated children's television show - the lead character is boy genius Dexter. 'Dexter' is also the name of a TV series based on books by Jeff Lindsay, in which the lead character, Dexter Morgan, is a serial killer who works for the Miami police.

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