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What does Dex mean?

Dex Pronunciation of Dex [dex] as a boys' name. The name Dex means "right-handed, fortunate; woman who dyes". Dex is an alternate form of Dexter (Latin, Old English): originally from Greek dexi meaning "worship".

Associated with: fortunate (blessed).


2 different relations via Dexter: Dexton and Dexy.

Creative forms:
(male) Dery, Dry, ..

(female) Dera, Dra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dex Connor (D.C.), ..

How popular is Dex?

Dex is a rare first name for men. Dex is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Dexter (#411 from recent data) is the only popular alternative form of Dex (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. This relation of Dex reached the height of its popularity in the year 2012 (usage of 0.04%) and is almost as popular today (usage 0.04%, 11%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dexter in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dexter outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dex is pronounced similarly to Dax and Dix. Other recommended names are De-, Dee, Del, Den, Des, Dev, Lex, Rex and Tex. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dex.

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