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What does Dix mean?

Dix Pronunciation of Dix [dix] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dix) is an Old English name, and Dix means "powerful leader; son of Dick". Dix is an alternate form of Dick (English, Old German): a rhyming form from medieval times. Dix is also a variation of Dixon (Old English): Scottish surname transferred to first name.

Associated with: old english, powerful, leader.


1 alternative form via Dick, Dixon: Dicky.

Creative forms:
(male) Dedix, Dide, ..

(female) Didix, Die, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dix Sage (D.S.), ..

How popular is Dix?

Dix is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#3365 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Dixon, Dicky and Dick are the prominent related forms of Dix (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Dix was at its highest during 1930-1939 (median #1145), but now, the version Dick has become somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dick, Dicky, Dixon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dix is pronounced similarly to Dax and Dex. Other recommended names are Alix, Ax, Bax, Bid, Cid, Cox, Da-, Dag, Dai, Dain, Dal, Dan, Dar, Daw, Day, De-, Dee, Del, Den, Des, Dev, Dexy, Dice, Dima, Dino, Dion, Diot, Dirk, Dod, Dom, Don, Dor, Dov, Dow, Dre, Dru, Erix, Fib, Fin, Fox, Gib, Gil, Hi, Jax, Jim, Kim, Kip, Kit, Lex, Lin, Max, Nic, Nik, Pio, Pip, Rex, Ric, Rik, Rio, Rip, Si, Sid, Sim, Tex, Tim, Vic, Vin, Wil, Wim, Win and Ziv. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dix.

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