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Meaning and Name Origin

Dixon \dix-xon\ 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.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Dick.


Dixon is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#139 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Dixon and affiliated names. Dick is the only prominent variation form of Dixon (#unlisted). Adoption of this boy name was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 and is now much less, with the version Dick becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dagon, Dajon, Dejon, Dilon, Dion, Dyson and Nixon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dixon.