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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dixie

"Dixie" is a name of French origin, and it means "From the South in the U.S". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dix"ie
Senses
  1. A colloquial name for the Southern portion of the United States, esp. during the Civil War.(U.S)
    synonyms: Dixieland, Dixie Land, the Confederacy, Confederate States of America, the South.
  2. a song popular in the Confederate states during the American Civil War, and still played as a nostalgic anthem by those patriotic to the American south. It was written by Daniel D. Emmett in 1859.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A large metal pot (12 gallon camp kettle) for cooking; used in military camps
  2. The southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
Wiktionary

Unknown for certain; may come from the Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between the northern states and the southern states or from the slang term dixie for a Louisiana $10 bill that had the French word dix printed on it.

  1. (informal, US) The southern United States; the South.
  2. (informal, US) The southwestern corner of Utah.
  3. (US) A female given name transferred from the place name.

Notable Persons Named Dixie

Dixie Carter is a president of total nonstop action wrestling, total nonstop action wrestling, and president oftotal nonstop action wrestling. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Dixie was born Dixie Carter on October 6th, 1964 in Dallas.

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Dixie was given the name Wilma Winifred Wyatt on November 4th, 1911 in Harriman, Tennessee, U.S. She breathed her last breath on November 1st, 1952.

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Dixie Dean was a soccer player for the Tranmere Rovers F.C., Everton F.C., Notts County F.C., Sligo Rovers F.C., Ashton United F.C., and England national football team. Dixie was born on January 22nd, 1907 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. He breathed his last breath on March 1st, 1980.

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Lori Nelson is an actress and model. Her career lasted from 1952 to 1952. Lori was given the name Dixie Kay Nelson on August 15th, 1933 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S. Lori is also known as Nelson and Dixie Kay.

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Wanda Hendrix was an actress. Her career lasted from 1945 to 1945. Wanda was given the name Dixie Wanda Hendrix on November 3rd, 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. She passed away on February 1st, 1981.

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Dixie Walker was a baseball player. Dixie was born on September 24th, 1910 in Villa Rica, Georgia. He died on May 17th, 1982.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dixie

Mark Dixie is a chef. Mark was born on September 24th, 1970 in Streatham. Mark is also known as Mark Down, Mark McDonald, Steven McDonald, and Shane Turner.

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Florence Dixie was a war correspondent. Florence was given the name Florence Douglas on May 25th, 1855 in Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK. They breathed their last breath on November 7th, 1905.

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Tad and Dixie is a soap character.

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Wolstan Dixie was a Lord Mayor of London. Wolstan was born in 1524. He died in 1594.

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Douglas was born in 1876. He died in 1948.

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Terrence was born on October 15th, 1983.

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How popular is the baby name Dixie in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 15 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 20 20 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 27 27 0
1885 24 24 0
1886 29 22 7
1887 34 29 5
1888 38 38 0
1889 45 39 6
1890 41 41 0
1891 29 29 0
1892 36 36 0
1893 31 31 0
1894 38 38 0
1895 32 32 0
1896 46 40 6
1897 34 34 0
1898 55 48 7
1899 45 45 0
1900 54 54 0
1901 32 32 0
1902 48 48 0
1903 57 57 0
1904 55 50 5
1905 53 53 0
1906 76 70 6
1907 67 67 0
1908 74 74 0
1909 94 87 7
1910 86 86 0
1911 92 92 0
1912 137 129 8
1913 164 155 9
1914 173 164 9
1915 220 206 14
1916 245 235 10
1917 267 255 12
1918 372 350 22
1919 331 307 24
1920 347 326 21
1921 333 322 11
1922 333 306 27
1923 341 330 11
1924 401 388 13
1925 357 340 17
1926 384 369 15
1927 392 372 20
1928 404 387 17
1929 373 358 15
1930 532 512 20
1931 630 617 13
1932 648 629 19
1933 658 646 12
1934 850 832 18
1935 951 930 21
1936 1,116 1,104 12
1937 1,173 1,161 12
1938 1,246 1,229 17
1939 1,188 1,175 13
1940 1,184 1,169 15
1941 1,061 1,047 14
1942 1,084 1,060 24
1943 1,067 1,044 23
1944 961 945 16
1945 893 883 10
1946 998 985 13
1947 1,071 1,063 8
1948 880 865 15
1949 861 849 12
1950 692 687 5
1951 762 752 10
1952 780 771 9
1953 956 942 14
1954 756 747 9
1955 648 648 0
1956 635 627 8
1957 619 609 10
1958 500 494 6
1959 496 491 5
1960 462 457 5
1961 381 381 0
1962 365 360 5
1963 354 348 6
1964 324 324 0
1965 208 208 0
1966 220 220 0
1967 159 159 0
1968 162 157 5
1969 182 182 0
1970 160 160 0
1971 153 153 0
1972 190 190 0
1973 192 187 5
1974 183 183 0
1975 203 203 0
1976 172 172 0
1977 191 186 5
1978 140 140 0
1979 122 116 6
1980 171 171 0
1981 143 135 8
1982 125 125 0
1983 151 151 0
1984 113 113 0
1985 103 103 0
1986 75 75 0
1987 91 91 0
1988 79 79 0
1989 131 131 0
1990 105 105 0
1991 120 120 0
1992 100 100 0
1993 117 117 0
1994 95 95 0
1995 89 89 0
1996 108 108 0
1997 81 81 0
1998 81 81 0
1999 99 99 0
2000 113 113 0
2001 148 148 0
2002 124 124 0
2003 136 136 0
2004 116 116 0
2005 151 151 0
2006 147 147 0
2007 295 295 0
2008 278 278 0
2009 287 287 0
2010 281 281 0
2011 310 310 0
2012 313 313 0
2013 293 293 0
2014 344 344 0
2015 287 287 0
2016 254 254 0
2017 224 224 0

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Popularity of Dixie as a first name

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Popularity of Dixie as a last name

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Common last names for Dixie

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Lewis
  • Thomas

Common first names for Dixie

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dixie U.S.
  White 13.35% 64.26%
  African American 76.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dixie

People with the last name Dixie are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dixie

  • What name lists does Dixie rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dixie? Dixie is the 1,097th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dixie was the 45,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dixie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,704 babies born with the first name Dixie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dixie to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dixie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Dixie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dixie is Monday, April 22nd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Dixie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dixie was in 1938 with a total of 1,229 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dixie!
  • Random Dixie Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dixie ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 72 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Dixie: Your name in reverse order is Eixid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Deixi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dixie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 472 people with the last name Dixie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dixie? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dixie as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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