Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Right fist
If baby is your right-hand guy, Poindexter is the right way to go! Meaning “right fist,” Poindexter has English and French origins, specifically coming from the Jèrrais language. The Jèrrais language is considered a Romance language and comes from the island of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France. Traditionally as surname, Poindexter works well as a distinct given name. Many fictional characters have this name, including Arnold Poindexter from Revenge of the Nerds, Pointextre from Felix the Cat, and Sidney Poindexter from Danny Phantom.

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