"son of Dick"

Dixon Origin and Meaning

The name Dixon is 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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Famous People Named Dixon

  • Dixon Hall LewisU.S. Representative and Senator from Alabama

Dixon in Pop Culture

  • Dixon Wilsona main character on TV's "90210"
  • Dixon Lamba main character on TV's "Vegas"
  • Dixon Hillfictional detective in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
  • Dixon Ticonderogapencil company
  • "Dixon of Dock Green" British TV series about PC George Dixon
  • Daryl and Merle Dixoncharacters on "The Walking Dead"