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What does Dixie mean?

Dixie Pronunciation of Dixie [dix-ie] as a girls' name is pronounced DIK-see. It is of French and English origin, and the meaning of Dixie is "tenth". The name refers to a region of the US known as the Old South. It may derive from one of the surveyors of the Mason-Dixon line, or from the "ten" (in Cajun French "dix") dollar note circulated from Louisiana, which made the South the "land of dixies". Actress Dixie Carter.

Associated with: old.


Dixie has 2 variants: Dix and Dixee.

Affiliated girl name: Benedicta.

Creative forms:
(female) Dimie, Dixres, ..

(male) Dixden, Dixus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dixie Larissa (D.L.), ..

How popular is Dixie?

Dixie is a very prominent first name for females (#481 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#43157 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dixie reached its apex rank of #205 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #944 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dixie name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dixie is alike in pronunciation to Doxie and Doxy. Other recommended names are Ailie, Aimie, Dacie, Daisie, Danie, Dasie, Dedie, Delie, Demie, Diane, Didi, Dinae, Dinnie, Dione, Divine, Docie, Dodie, Dorie, Lexie, Lidie, Lilie, Livie, Maxie, Nixie, Roxie, Tinie and Trixie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dixie.

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