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The name Dexter is of Latin origin, and means fortunate or on the right hand.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Dexter has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Dexter
Use of the Name Dexter for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
25,301 20,135 9,215 2,517 1,077 423 222
The table below indicates the number of times the name Dexter has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Dexter
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18808436  
188157110  
188258311  
18838216  
188458111  
18859755  
1886    
18876449  
188866210  
18898197  
18908277  
18917188  
18929856  
189358112  
18948048  
18958128  
1896    
18979716  
1898    
1899    
1900    
19017399  
19028099  
1903    
1904    
190571112  
190676711  
190764116  
19089639  
190972715  
191094312  
191183216  
191281829  
191369743  
191480443  
191569970  
191672769  
191777466  
191873976  
191965688  
192068587  
192174679  
1922631105  
192371283  
192498551  
192566991  
192664296  
192771881  
192865791  
192964591  
193065489  
193176466  
193262890  
193370573  
193470075  
193570474  
193673667  
193763885  
1938587100  
193957799  
1940572108  
1941465162  
1942518141  
1943489159  
1944500144  
1945505140  
1946517154  
1947543152  
1948542151  
1949566141  
1950478194  
1951437240  
1952432266  
1953412290  
1954396328  
1955355412  
1956370397  
1957342487  
1958355464  
1959398396  
1960379435  
1961388422  
1962378455  
1963385426  
1964384426  
1965336505  
1966363431  
1967360437  
1968262760  
1969308608  
1970295693  
1971333548  
1972353482  
1973390391  
1974408365  
1975466299  
1976477275  
1977488276  
1978486278  
1979533252  
1980533261  
1981527255  
1982579220  
1983569220  
1984462334  
1985423409  
1986334585  
1987317666  
1988335641  
1989336687  
1990376613  
1991412553  
1992473452  
1993471446  
1994548356  
1995556334  
1996584308  
1997605292  
1998618296  
1999758210  
2000756221  
2001750228  
2002814205  
2003854201  
2004795222  
Totals:  25,301 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Dexter as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Dexter appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 118 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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