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What does Dixon mean?

Dixon /dix-on/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dixon is "son of Dick". Scottish surname transferred to first name. Author Dixon Wecter.


Dixon has 2 variants: Dickson and Dix.

Related boy name: Dick.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dixen, Dixton, ..

(female) Dixoni, Dixonna, ..

How popular is Dixon?

Dixon is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#156 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Dixon for boys. Dixon reached its apex rank of #1357 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1935 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Dick is the only other prominent variation form of Dixon (#1935 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Dixon was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now much diminished, with the version Dick becoming less stylish.

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aimon, Biron, Dagon, Daimon, Dajon, Dalon, Damon, Danon, Daron, Davon, Daxton, Deion, Dejon, Delon, Deon, Deron, Devon, Dexton, Deyon, Dilan, Dillon, Dilon, Dimos, Dino, Dion, Diot, Don, Doron, Dylon, Dyson, Eilon, Einon, Eion, Faxon, Gidon, Gilon, Jaxon, Lidon, Lion, Liron, Miron, Nixon, Paxon, Rion, Saxon, Simon, Sion, Timon, Zinon, Zion and Zivon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dixon.