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  • A user from Oklahoma, United States says the name Nix means "Crimson; Blood of Christ".
  • A user from Croatia says the name Nix is of Greek origin and means "(Nyx- personification of the night)".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Nix means "Special fairy (used in a good way)".
  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Nix means "Indigo".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nix
One of a class of water spirits, commonly described as of a mischievous disposition.

Etymology: G. Cf. 1st Nick

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  1. A quantity of no importance
  2. Command against ("Dad nixed our plans")

From German nix, colloquial form of nichts (“nothing”). Compare also Dutch niks (“nothing”), informal for niets (“nothing”). More at naught.

  1. (colloquial): nothing.

From German Nix, from Middle High German nickes, niches, from Old High German nichus, nihhus, from Proto-Germanic *nikwus (“water-spirit; nix”), from Proto-Indo-European *neygʷ- (“to wash”). Cognate with Old English nicor (“a water-monster; hippopotamus”). More at nicker.

  1. A treacherous water-spirit; a nixie.

    nix was also found in the following language(s): Classical Nahuatl, Danish, German, Latin, Lojban, and Swedish

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nix

    Garth Nix is a fantasy writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Garth was born on July 19th, 1963.


    Wendi Nix is a sportscaster. She holds the title College Football Studio Host and NFL Reporter. Wendi was born on September 17th, 1974 in South Carolina.



    He has been prominent since 1997. Matt was given the name Matthew E. Nix on September 4th, 1971 in Los Angeles.


    Don Nix is a rhythm and blues musician. He plays Guitar and Saxophone. Don was born on September 27th, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.


    Louis Nix is a football player for the New York Giants. Louis was born on July 31st, 1991 in Jacksonville, Florida. Louis is also known as Louis Nix III.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Nix U.S.
      White 81.05% 64.26%
      African American 13.29% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Nix

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Nix

    • How Popular is the name Nix? Nix is the 58,164th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nix was the 1,438th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Nix have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25 babies born with the first name Nix in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nix? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • When was Nix first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nix is Friday, August 27th, 1886.
    • What year had the most people named Nix born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nix was in 2017 with a total of 8 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Nix: Your name in reverse order is Xin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nxi. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Nix? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,786 people with the last name Nix.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nix? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Nix as their last name.

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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).
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