First name origins & meanings:

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

First name variations: Maddee, Maddux, Maddox, Decca, Deck, Decka, Dekka, Dex, Dextar, Dextor, Dextron, Dextur, Dexter

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: patronymic from Dack.
  2. 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.
  3. French: habitational name, either from Dax in Landes or (with fused preposition d(e)) from Ax-les-Thermes in Ariège.

Famous people with this first name: Dax Shepard

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