First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Nyx
Last name origins & meanings:
- English, German, and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of
Nicholas (German Nikolaus).
- Irish (County Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioceais ‘son of Nicholas’, which
was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe.
- German (southern and Upper Rhine): from a nickname from Middle
High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.
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