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Mixolydian

Heartmix-oh-LYD-ee-an
Greek
"half-Lydian"

Mixolydian Origin and Meaning

The name Mixolydian is boy's name meaning "half-Lydian".
This musical mouthful was chosen for the middle name of one of Nick Cannon's twin sons, Zion. It refers to the Mixolydian mode, a type of ancient Greek musical scale with distinctive harmonic and melodic characteristics. The literal meaning of the word is "half-Lydian," in reference to the Lydian mode.

As far as we know, Nick Cannon is the first person to use Mixolydian as a baby name. Our guess is that this one is going to be slated as a wacky celebrity baby name rather than catch on with the mainstream.

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