Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:One who dyes; Right-handed, skilled
Dextra is a girl’s name of Latin and Old English origin. The feminine form of Dexter, it derives from the Latin word dexter meaning “right-handed” or “skilled.” Dexter is also an Old English occupational surname originating from the word deag, meaning “dye.” It was used to denote someone who dyed textiles for a living. Dexter is a well-known boy’s name, but you may not have heard of its pretty feminine version. If you’re hoping baby will be dextrous at playing the piano, embroidery, or anything else they try to do, this could be the perfect name!

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