D names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dexter

Dexter comes from an English surname, an occupational name originally used for a female dyer though it’s been commonly used as a male given name. Dexter is also a Latin word meaning “right; on the right side” as well as meaning “skillful; adroit” via Latin dextera (right hand) deriving from PIE *deḱs- “right (opposite left) or essentially south”.

Nicknames: Dex

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Female forms:

  • Dextra (Latin, English)

 

 

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