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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nix"ie
  1. See Nix.
  2. Nothing.(Slang)
  3. [U. S. Mail Service] A piece of mail matter which cannot be delivered, either because no post office exists at the place to which is it addressed, or because there is no place of the name mentioned in the designated State, Territory, or the like.(Cant)

From German Nixe, feminine of Nix, from Middle High German nickes, from Old High German nihhus (“water-elf, crocodile”). Cognate with Old English nicor (“water-elf, hippopotamus, walrus”), English nicker.

  1. A female nix, a water-spirit.

From nix +‎ -ie.

  1. A piece of mail returned as undeliverable.

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    Fun Facts about the name Nixie

    • How Popular is the name Nixie? Nixie is the 21,671st most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Nixie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 302 babies born with the first name Nixie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nixie to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nixie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Nixie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nixie is Saturday, July 11th, 1885.
    • What year had the most people named Nixie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nixie was in 2011 with a total of 28 babies.
    • Random Nixie Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nixie is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
    • Weird things about the name Nixie: Your name in reverse order is Eixin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iienx. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Nixie born Jul 27, 1955

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 1350. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

    Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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    • 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)
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.