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What does Dax mean?

Dax Pronunciation of Dax [dax] as a boys' name is pronounced daks. It is of French origin. Place name; a town in southwestern France that dates from before the days of the Roman occupation. Familiar today as the name of a character on the TV show "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Associated with: roman, star, deep (dark).


Dax has 2 variants: Dack and Daxton.

Creative forms:
(male) Dadi, Darx, ..

(female) Daby, Dri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dax Kane (D.K.), ..

How popular is Dax?

Dax is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#45482 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dax entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #549 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Dax (#549 last year) rated in the Top 2000 is Daxton (#380 last year). These relations of Dax were favored as baby names in 2015 (average #464). Daxton and Dax are two of the more chic names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dax, Daxton in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dax and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dax is pronounced similarly to Dex and Dix. Other recommended names are Bax, Da-, Dag, Dai, Dal, Dan, Dar, Daw, Day, Jax and Max. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dax.