What does Dixie mean?
Dixie \dix-xie\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Benedicta.
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 (#38181 out of 88799, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Dixie for girls. Dixie reached its apex rank of #202 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #809 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)