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Gender: Male Origin of Dax: French place-name Dax's Popularity in 2017: #456

The name Dax is a boy's name of French origin. Dax is ranked #456 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like American Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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 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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Famous People Named Dax

Dax Randall Shepard, American actor/comedian
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 Pierson, American musician
Dax Ryan Locke (b. 2008), American boy with leukemia who inspired the song "One Last Christmas" and film "Heart of Christmas"
Dax Meyer Street Reeser (b. 2009), son of skier Picabo Street
Dax McGill, American female surfer

Pop Culture References for the name Dax

Jadzia Dax, science officer on TV's "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
Dax, character on TV's "Power Rangers Operation Overdrive"
Diogenes Alejandro Xenos or DAX, a character in film "The Adventurers"
Colonel Dax, character in the film "Paths of Glory"
Dax, character on TV's The Philanthropist
Dax, cat of Haviland Tuf in "Tuf Voyaging," first seen in the Guardians series
Dax, chain of roast beef restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic
Dax Cathedral, a "monument historique" or national monument of France


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 :)