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Gender: M Meaning of Dixon: "son of Dick" Origin of Dixon: Scottish

A relatively common surname, Dixon would be an inventive way to honor an ancestral Richard or Dick, the X form a lot livelier than the Dickson spelling, just as Dix is a more modern short form than Dick; it would be right at home alongside Dax and Jax.

But you don't need us to point out the considerable downside of this name. Besides being a sexual slang term, dick is also the most common epithet describing someone who's a jerk or a meanie (trying to avoid other unsavory words here). And Dix sounds exactly like dicks, which makes it not the least bit easier a name to carry these days than Dick.

Famous People Named Dixon

Dixon Hall Lewis, U.S. Representative and Senator from Alabama

Pop Culture References for the name Dixon

Dixon Wilson, a main character on TV's "90210"
Dixon Lamb, a main character on TV's "Vegas"
Dixon Hill, fictional detective in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Dixon Ticonderoga, pencil company
"Dixon of Dock Green," British TV series about PC George Dixon
Daryl and Merle Dixon, characters on "The Walking Dead"

Dix, Dickson