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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Styx

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Styx
The principal river of the lower world, which had to be crossed in passing to the regions of the dead.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. �

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls

From Ancient Greek Στύξ (Stúx).

  1. (Greek mythology) The river, in Hades, over which the souls of the dead are ferried by Charon.
  2. (astronomy) The 5th moon of Pluto, discovered in 2012.

Styx was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Styx

Styx and Stone is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Styx

River was born in 1936.



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Popularity of Styx as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Styx U.S.
  White 95.68% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Styx

People with the last name Styx are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Styx

  • How Popular is the name Styx? As a last name Styx was the 98,099th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Styx? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Styx was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Styx: Your name in reverse order is Xyts. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tsxy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Styx? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 185 people with the last name Styx.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Styx? Styx is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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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