Dexter

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

English name

Transferred use of the occupational surname, earlier Dyster

Old English *deaʒestre, *deʒestre, *deʒstre = 'dyer' [1]

Related Names

Dex
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Finish Swedish
Dexter
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Dexter
Genitive: Dexters
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Dexter
Genitive: Dexterin
Partitive: Dexteriä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Dexter
Accusative: Dexter
Dative: Dexter
Genitive: Dexters
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Dexter
Genitive: Dexters
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Dexter
Genitive: Dexters

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 22 September 2017 [2]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
0 1 661 940
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 52 n.a.
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 27 n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
0 0 n.a. 30
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Dexter(m) Sources: [3][4][5][6]

Sources: [3] [4] [5] [6]

References

  1. P. H. Reaney and R. M. Wilson: Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames (2005)
  2. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi