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Meaning and Origin of: Dax

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : A town in southwestern France that dates to before Roman occupation
  • English : Water
  • Science fiction : Character from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : patronymic from Dack.
  • Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Dachs, from Middle High German dahs ‘badger’; hence a nickname for someone who hunted badgers or was thought to resemble the animal.
  • French : habitational name, either from Dax in Landes or (with fused preposition d(e)) from Ax-les-Thermes in Ariège.

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