Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Dax

Dax is the transferred use of an early English surname with Anglo-Germanic origins derived from a nickname. The Germanic word “dachs” means “badger” (a burrowing nocturnal animal related to the weasel, with strong claws, short legs and fat bodies). The nickname was most common in the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia (mostly populated by the Angles, a Germanic tribe from modern-day Northern Germany). It would have been used as a sobriquet describing a person with nocturnal habits or one with a streak of gray or fair hair against black (like the stripped black/white markings of a badger’s head). The earliest recording of the surname came in the early 13th century in Germany, rendered as “Dach”. As a given name, Dax is much more modern.

All About the Baby Name – Dax

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME DAX

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME DAX

Dax appeared on the American male naming charts for the first time in 1970. This coincided with the release of a movie called “The Adventurers” spawned from the 1966 novel by Harold Robbins of the same name. Set in South America, the novel/film tells the story of “Dax” (an acronym for Diogenes Alejandro Xenos), a wealthy playboy who uses and abuses everyone in his path. Although the movie was critically panned, apparently the name Dax stuck. The name was never popular, and it only appeared on the charts between 1970 and 1978 before retreating back to obscurity. Dax reemerged again in 2007; this time we’re not sure what reminded parents of this minimalistic one syllable three-letter name. Perhaps it shares the same quality that attracts parents to names like Max, Jax, Dex and Rex. Perhaps it was new-comer actor and comedian Dax Shepard who was starting to get noticed. Whatever the interest in the name Dax, it’s definitely not a popular name by any means, but it does hold a place on the charts. It’s got that strong and snappy one syllable sound along with the “x” factor. Could also be an interesting choice for a financial wizard of German heritage since the German stock exchange is referred to as DAX (Deutscher Aktien IndeX). We do love the “badger” etymology for your own little honey badger who doesn’t give a s*** if you like his name or not!

Quick Facts

ON DAX

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

642

PRONUNCIATION:

DAKS

SIMPLE MEANING:

Badger

Characteristics

OF DAX

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Dax

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME DAX

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Dax

Popular Songs

ON DAX

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Famous People

NAMED DAX

Dax Shepard (actor/comedian)
Dax Jones (baseball player)
Dax McCarty (soccer player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED DAX

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME DAX

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Dax