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A form of Dag, a Scandinavian god "the son of Night", bringer of daylight to the world. Also associated with water. Also form found as Daq, Dack, Das, Daecca (10th or decca).
From the town of Dax and French commune located in the department of Landes, in the region of Aquitaine, Southern France. Subprefecture the district Dax and chef-lieu of the cantons of Dax Nord and Dax Sud.
The place name derives from the Latin, as the city was called Aquae Tarbellicae (aquae = water) during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. From this it became Acqs, d'Acqs (the waters)and finally Dax.
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