Top 100 baby names number 77

I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year.  I am doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!

Today we have the number 77s -  Robyn and Dexter.  

Robyn (Germanic) 

 Robins, both bright and famous.

Robins, both bright and famous.

As well as referring to the cheerful, red-breasted bird, Robyn came from a diminutive for Robert, which means 'bright fame'. Since the bird are both bright and famous too, I think it works either way.

 
 Dexter - the old occupational term for 'one who dyes'.

Dexter - the old occupational term for 'one who dyes'.

Dexter (English)

Dexter is the Old English occupational surname for a person who dyes thing, presumably mostly textiles. It also happens to be the Latin word for a person who is right-handed or skilled. (Sorry lefties! For what it's worth, my husband is left-handed and a lot more 'dextrous' than me.)