Latin, French
"I have spoken; tenth"

Dixie Origin and Meaning

The name Dixie is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "I have spoken; tenth".

A sassy, spunky, punchy kind of name, Dixie can also be considered a place name, one that has become problematic because of its association with the antebellum South. The Dixie Chicks recently dropped Dixie from their band name because of its association with slavery and white privilege.

The name originated from the ten-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 and has been on and off the bottom of the Top 1000, though we expect the negative associations to take it out of consideration as a baby name.

Dixie Carter was a TV actress best known for playing Julia Sugarbaker in the sitcom Designing Women. Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and model Lily Aldridge named their daughter Dixie Pearl in 2012. Dixie D'Amelio, older sister of dancer Charli, is a newly-minted Tik-Tok star.

# 1000 in the US

Dixie Rank in US Top 1000

# 763 on Nameberry

Dixie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Dixie Popularity

Famous People Named Dixie

  • Dixie Virginia CarterAmerican actress
  • Dixie CarterAmerican pro wrestling promoter
  • Dixie Lucile Reiniger WillsonAmerican children's author
  • Dixie Isabel WillisAustralian Olympic distance runner
  • Dixie BrowningAmerican romance novelist
  • Dixie Bibb GravesUS Senator from Alabama
  • Dixie Annie HaygoodAmerican magician
  • Dixie SeldenAmerican painter
  • Dixie Tan(Lee Mo Chun), Singaporean cardiologist and politician
  • Dixie Nann Griffithdaughter of actor Andy Griffith
  • Dixie Mooney (b. 2000)daughter of late drummer Tim Mooney of Sun Kil Moon
  • Dixie Pearl Followill (b. 2012)daughter of supermodel Lily Aldridge and musician Caleb Followill
  • Dixie D'AmelioTikTok star

Dixie in Pop Culture

  • Dixie CooneyMartin, character on American soap "All My Children"
  • Kathleen "Dixie" Dixonparamedic on British TV series "Casualty"
  • Dixietaxi driver on TV's "Pee,wee's Playhouse"
  • Dixiemale mouse in animated series "Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks"
  • Dixie Kongmonkey in the Donkey Kong video game series
  • Dixie McCallnurse on TV's "Emergency!"
  • Dixie Clemetscharacter in the Rumble Roses video game series
  • "Because of WinnDixie," children's book and movie about a dog named Winn,Dixie
  • WinnDixie, U.S. grocery store chain
  • "Hart of Dixie" TV series
  • The Dixie Chickscountry music band
  • Dixie cups
  • "Dixie" a war hymn during the Civil War, and has since represented the Confederate legacy and southern identity more than any other song