Gender: Male Origin of Dax: French place-name Dax's Popularity in 2019: #410

Dax Origin and Meaning

The name Dax is a boy's name of French origin.

The appealingly energetic Dax, with its trendy X-ending, re-entered the Top 1000 in 2007. 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 hosts the popular podcast Armchair Expert and played 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.

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Rank in US: #410

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Lara88 Says:


This is probably weird Aussie slang but to me dacks (sounds like dax) have always meant pants? Like tracky-dacks (tracksuit pants)? Dax is cute but I'm not sure it would work well in Australia

thenamer007 Says:


I used to think Daxton nn Dax was cute. Now I really like Dax by itself...I've never liked Max that much but Dax seems so strong. :)

Poppet93 Says:


Sounds like a carpet deodorizer - like shake-n-vac!

Hailey Says:


Dakota? Daxon?

ashbee Says:


Would love to use this as nn. For which name though?

Zelliew Says:


I prefer Max

hufflepuff Says:


I like this name! Better than Max!

Christina25 Says:


Cute nickname :)