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Gender: M Origin of Dax: French place-name Dax's Popularity in 2015: #549

The appealingly energetic Dax, with its trendy X-ending, has been on the popularity list for the past seven years. Its somewhat sci-fi vibe emanates from his appearance as a fictional being in the Star Trek universe, seen on the TV show "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." The Power Rangers character Dax Lo was the Blue Ranger.

In real life, actor Dax Shepard plays the TV character of Crosby Braverman on "Parenthood." His parents named him for the protagonist of the best-selling Harold Robbins novel, The Adventurers-- Dax Xenos.

Dax is also a French community famous as a spa.

Dax is unlikely to become popular in Australia, sounding too much like the word dacks, which means boys underwear.

Famous People Named Dax

Dax S. Griffin, American actor
Dax Holdren, American beach volleyball player
(Michael) Dax McCarty, American soccer player
Dax David Riggs, American musician of Acid Bath
Dax Randall Shepard, American actor/comedian
Dax Meyer Street Reeser (b. 2009), son of skier Picabo Street

Pop Culture References for the name Dax

Jadzia Dax, science officer on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
Dax was once a popular chain of roast beef restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic.
Dax Cathedral, a "monument historique" or national monument of France