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Gender: Female Meaning of Pixie: "fairy" Origin of Pixie: Swedish or Cornish

The name Pixie is a girl's name of Celtic, Swedish, Cornish origin meaning "fairy". Pixie and is often added to lists like Attitude Nicknames for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Pixie is a cute -- quite possibly too cute -- name that suddenly feels possible thanks to the craze for names that contain the letter x. Though its origin may be uncertain, a pixie is internationally recognized as a sprite or fairy: tiny, sometimes green, usually pointy-eared.

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Famous People Named Pixie

(Little) Pixie Geldof, English model and singer; daughter of musician Bob Geldof
Victoria Louise "Pixie" Lott, English singer-songwriter and actress
Bernadette Anne "Pixie" McKenna, Irish physician and TV presenter
Pixie O'Harris (born Rhona Olive Harris), Australian artist
Pamela Colman "Pixie" Smith, English artist and illustrator
Pikiteora Maude Emily Gertrude Edith "Pixie" Williams, New Zealand pop singer
Pixie Davies, English child actress

Pop Culture References for the name Pixie

Pixie Townsend, Anthony Kroesig's wife in The Pursuit of Love (1945) by Nancy Mitford
Pixie aka Megan Gwynn, character in the X-Men series
"The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper," novel by Annabelle Fisher
Pixie, male mouse in animated series "Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks"
"Pixie Hollow," Disney online role playing game starring Peter Pan's Tinkerbell
Pixie dust, substance used to fly in J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan"
"PopPixie," Italian animated series
The Pixies, American band
Pixy Stix, candy
Pyxie, aka flowering moss, a type of shrubby evergreen plant with small, star-like blossoms
Manic Pixie Dream Girl, stock character in fiction