First name origin & meaning:

Latin: Right-handed

First name variations: Daxter, Decca, Dekka, Dex, Dextar, Dextor, Dextron, Dextur, Dexter

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. South German: occupational name for a roofer, from Middle High German decke ‘covering’. Compare the later form Decker.
  2. Dutch and North German: from the personal name Deck, a local pet form of Dutch Diederik (see Dederick) or German Dietrich.
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