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Gender: F Meaning of Dixie: "tenth" Origin of Dixie: Latin Dixie's Popularity in 2013: #876

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A saucy showgirl, wisecracking waitress kind of name, Dixie can also be considered a place name, although it won't be found on any map, being a generic term for the whole American South (coming from either the ten--dix--dollar bills used in French-speaking New Orleans, which came to be called dixies, or else from the Mason-Dixon line). Dixie, which had been as high as Number 167 in the late 1930s, jumped back onto the popularity list in 2007.

Dixie Carter was a TV actress best known for playing Julia Sugarbaker in the sitcom Designing Women, and the name is also associated with the country music band Dixie Chicks.

Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and wife Lily Aldridge named their daughter Dixie Pearl in 2012.

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Famous People Named Dixie

Dixie Carter - American actress
Dixie Pearl Followill - daughter of supermodel Lily Aldridge and musician Caleb Followill
Phyllis Dixie - British striptease dancer

Pop Culture References for the Name Dixie

Dixie Cooney-Martin, from the soap opera "All My Children"
Kathleen "Dixie" Dixon, paramedic on British medical drama "Casualty"
The Dixie Chicks, country music band
Dixie cup, a tiny cup of vanilla ice cream
"Because of Winn-Dixie," children's book and movie
Winn Dixie is a grocery store chain.
Hart of Dixie-TV show

"Dixie" is the familiar title of a song that became a war hymn during the Civil War, and has since represented the Confederate legacy and southern identity more than any other song. "It is as familiar as the Confederate flag as a symbol of the South but does not carry the same racist weight as the flag" [Thomas Warburton, 2002].

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