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Dax is a cool, trendy name for a baby boy. The name Dax is interesting as it initially started out as a town name rather than a given name. Keep reading to discover more about the name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Dax:

Dax is a boy's name of French origin and possibly of German origin. There are a couple of possible meanings for Dax, which are “leader” or “badger.”

Dax is a French name that may mean “leader.” It was first used as surname and may have been used for someone who was from Dax, France. Dax may have been derived from the Old High German word dahs, which comes from the Proto Indo-European *teks- (meaning “badger”). It is unknown when the name fell into use, but Dax is used as both a given name and surname.

Symbolism of the name Dax:

The true meaning of the name Dax is rather unknown. It is thought to mean “leader” or “badger.” Badgers are known for being great diggers and hunters. Someone with the name Dax has an energetic personality, who is a great leader, and doesn't back down. Dax is uncomplicated, yet still entertaining and fun.

Nicknames for the name Dax:

Dax does not have any popular nicknames because it is a short name. We created the list below to give you some ideas that you can use for nicknames. You may find a nickname you like from this list, or you may end up using this list as inspiration to create your own nickname.

  • Daxi
  • Ax
  • Dee

Style of the name Dax:


Gender of the name Dax:

The name Dax is generally used as a name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Dax:


Number of syllables in the name Dax:


Emotion evoked from the name Dax:

Dax is a fun baby name that’s full of spunk, happiness, and a complete carefree feel.

Alternative spellings for the name Dax:

There is no popular alternative spelling for the baby name Dax.

Popularity of the name Dax:

According to information from the Social Security Administration, Dax has steadily seen a rise in popularity over the years. In 2019, Dax ranked its highest yet, reaching #413.

Great middle names for Dax and their meanings:

  • Scott (from Scotland)
  • Turner (works with a lathe)
  • Cason (modern, invented name)
  • Finley (fair-haired hero)
  • Michael (who is like God?)
  • Lorne (from Laurentium)
  • Ezra (help)
  • Carson (son of the marsh-dwellers)

Famous people with the name Dax:

  • Dax Shepard (American actor)
  • Dax Pierson (American musician)
  • Dax Dellenbach (American football player)
  • Dax (stage name for Nigerian Canadian rapper Daniel Nwosu Jr.)
  • Dax O’Callaghan (English singer, actor, dancer)
  • Dax McCarty (American soccer player)
  • Dax Griffin (American actor)
  • Dax Harwood (American professional wrestler)
  • Dax Riggs (vocalist, lyricist for the American metal band Acid Bath)
  • Dax Phelan (American director, screenwriter, producer)

Daxs in movies/pop culture:

  • Dax (a character in the TV show “Power Rangers Operation Overdrive”)
  • Daxcharacter in the TV show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”)
  • “Dax” titled episode from the TV show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”)
  • Dax (the character from the TV show “The Philanthropist”)
  • Dax(the character in the novel “The Adventurers” by Harold Robbins and the film adaptation of the same name)
  • Dax (a fictional cat in the novel series “Tuf Voyaging”)
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