Dexter (name)

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Dexter [ 'dekstər ] is a common first name and family name in the English-speaking world .


Two different versions are used to derive the name Dexter. According to one, the name is a designation of origin; Dexter would therefore be a syneresis from De Exeter , Latin for "(one) from Exeter ". According to the other version, the name is derived from the Latin dexter , ("right", "right-handed"), which has also been preserved in New English in dexterous ("skillful"). A variant of the name is Dexton ; The short form Dex is also widespread .

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