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

Dixon Origin and Meaning

The name Dixon is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "son of Dick".

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.

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December Watts Says:


Hi we’re strongly considering the name Dixon for our son. Do you still have no teasing or attempts to call dick? That’s the feedback we’ve been getting

SeattleMom12 Says:


My son is named Dixon (he's 8 now) and we haven't had a problem with either the meaning (son of Richard) or teasing. I like that everyone knows how to pronounce it and spell it, and on paper you can tell he is a boy, (we have many androgynous names where we live), and surnames as first names are very common here. Most people assume its a family name or that he's named after the Dixon Wilson character on 90210. It is also on lots of pencils at school (the Dixon Ticonderoga pencils are the best!).

EvelinRose Says:


The name sounds cute.... but the meaning might be a problem.

Bobcat108 Says:


The pronunciation of the first syllable of this name should be enough to let people know that this name is problematic.

KaylaC Says:


Hello Daryl Dixon! The Walking Dead..