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Girl Name: Dixie

Name: Dixie
Pronunciation: \dix-xie\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Dixie's also a boy name)
Meaning: tenth
Origin: French
Related Names: Benedicta
Sounds Like: Doxie, Doxy
Variant forms: Dix, Dixee
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 481
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 38181

Description

Dixie \dix-xie\ as a girl's 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.

Dixie has 2 variant forms: Dix and Dixee.

For more information, see also the related name Benedicta.

Baby names that sound like Dixie are Doxie and Doxy.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Dixie.

Popularity

Dixie is a very popular first name for women (#481 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#38181 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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