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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dax

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dax in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dax:

  • Records indicate that 2,718 boys in the United States have been named Dax since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 375 people in the U.S. were given the name Dax. Those people are now 9 years old.

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    Comments about the name Dax

    78% Approval Rating
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      7 Positive Comments

  • "My son is named Dax. He was born in 2017. It suits him perfectly. Often when people hear it the first time, I will Say, ?it?s Like Max but with a D?. I don?t have to repeat myself past that. The only time we had heard Dax was the actor Dax Shepherd. I?m not a big fan or anything. I just liked the name. It jumped out and stuck. I like the idea he really gets to make a name for himself. it?s unique without being too hard to understand or spell/read.. Plus he was one of the first to spell his name at school lol One thing I did get when I initially named him was there was a saying in Australia ?drop your dacks? meant to pull down your pants. Only the older generation knows this. It?s an outdated saying that not a lot of people under 35 would know. He?s 4 and I?ve never heard anyone say that saying in 4 years." Apr. 21, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi All! My name is Dax! I was born October 23, 1972. My parents got my name from The Adventures book! Love my name accept for having to spell it for others. Turning 47 this year and have only found a handful of us over the years! Best wishes to the few of you out there. ~Dax Hofmann [email protected]" Oct. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dax is a great name! This is my husbands name he was born in 1976 and also named because his Mom read "The Adventures" book. I'm always proud to introduce him to new new people because he's awesome and so is his name." Aug. 27, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, my name is Dax and to all of the hatred people accusing this name as absurd, you havmt have met a Dax before. I have had great recognition from friends and my family. I'm very proud of it. It comes from my middle name, Maddax." Jan. 16, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dax James Fern I was born on the 25 of august 1974 I can honestly say that still to this day I have to repeat my name to new people I meet! But what I'd like to say is whoever posted about the adventurers is so how I got my name.But got the second name wrong! Full name is Diogenes Alejandros xenos.But it's good to know that he knew it was from the Adventurers!cheers for knowing.If anyone reading this was born at the same time and has the same name I' love to hear from you my e mail is [email protected] maybe talk soon be safe dax fern england." Jul. 7, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow, thanks for the background, whoever submitted the Dec 28, 2007 comment. I thought it sounded very unique and knowing the background makes me like it more." Apr. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "To whom it may concern, This a great website! I'll give you a little history behind the name "Dax"... Most of the "Daxs" were born in the 1970s. This is due to a popular novel by Harold Robbins "The Adventures" (now a movie). The character DAX was born into a wealthy family. The father was poor but highly intelligent. The mother is aristocratic. The setting was in south america. The story was a tragedy yet men who were watching the movie wanted to be a DAX. When they had sons, it was their opportunity to use that name. The name according to the novel is composed of two other names... Diogenes (Greek philosopher obssessed with truth... lived in extreme poverty) and Alexander the Great (the Macedonian king who conquered all of asia). You therefore combine the two... and the name means "with truth, you shall conquer the world". Eventhough the book and movie are fiction, at one point during the Hellenistic era, in the City of Corinth, Diogenes and Alexander did meet. Diogenes told Alexander... "get out of my way, your blocking my sunshine"... (see Europe, A History... by Norman Davies). Now that's our etymology. As far as DAX being a female character in a science fiction tv series... (Battlestar Gallactica?)... I really don't know where that idea came from. ---DAX---" Dec. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Dax rhymes with Wax. Now, I don't know if this is worse for Dax or Wax." Jan. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's seems to me, that this is one of those really weird, and not to mention ugly, names that went around for what, half a year. then it was totally out of style." Jun. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "To the two people that left the negative comments about this name, you're both idiots with dumbass names that are probably from the dumbass Bible. My son's name is Dax Junior. I'm pretty sure he's the only Dax Junior on the planet. Neither of us have ever had to go by our last name or needed a nickname. Even though the name got popular about 10 years ago it's been my name for 45 years and yes from the adventurers. I'm really only posting cuz I'm curious to know if there's any other Dax that had the nuts to name his son that and have a Junior??!" May. 8, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a son named Dax born 7/19/18. His name fits him perfectly and we love it. Typically, younger folks have no issue with his name, but senior citizens always need it repeated and think it?s Jax, Jack, Zach, or Max. No regrets." Mar. 10, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born this morning, 1/2/20 and his name is Dax. I think it?s an awesome name." Jan. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

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