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Gender: Female Meaning of Nixie: "water nymph" Origin of Nixie: German

The name Nixie is a girl's name of German origin meaning "water nymph". Nixie and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

If you love Dixie, Trixie and Pixie, this name of a mermaid-like sprite in German folklore may be for you. It might also make an update for Nicki.

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Famous People Named Nixie

Nixie Barbara Lowe, daughter of American actor Chad Lowe

Pop Culture References for the name Nixie

Nixie, German word for a water sprite, introduced into English in 1816 by Sir Walter Scott
Nixie, main character in "Mako Mermaids"
Nixie, character in Lego's Bionicle series


Hero_Phoebus Says:


Could also be a potential nickname for Nicole, Nicolette, or Nicola.

cabosanmucus Says:


kind of interesting

EW314 Says:


I think this is really sweet, but it might be too sweet for a grown woman. I'd love to use Nixie on a cat or dog, though.

It's way out there but I think Nyx is a cool name which would age better.

Zelliew Says:


It's cute but I prefer Lexie

st8cfab Says:


Adorable! I love the name Phoenix, and Nixie would be such a cute nickname.

csd267 Says:


I just looked this name up after reading my son the Dr. Seuss ABC book, I actually really love it! It is adorable

tiannarose Says:


Love this. Perfect middle name for a water baby.