Dax the Duck. Mascot of the DuckDuckGo search engine.
In the book titled The Adventurers the character where the name for a child really originated, the character was quite the ladies man and man of adventure. That said, my parents named me Dax in 1975 and it has certainly worked for me. After reading the book I realized that it was big shoes to fill and I think I did more than fill them. Great Success!
It's not a bad name, I personally wouldn't use it, but it does make me think of Star Trek. But I do love Jadzia Dax, and the other Dax hosts, so it's a great namesake, but you'd have to be into that sort of thing.
Okay, I think that this name is very stupid. Dax, Pax, Lax, Omg. Why not use Max? What's wrong with Max?
A short, simple name that gives off some cool vibes, like Jax. If I met a Dax I'd assume they were a very interesting and/or laid-back person.

It really is peak comedy to see all you freaks go absolutely ballistic in these comments though lol.
My stepbrother was named Dax in the 70s after The Adventurer's book and so I named my oldest daughter Dax as a middle name. As a trans person they chose to go by their middle name Dax and love that unusual name though it's hard to get anything with that name on it.
People who say ANY names are stupid or sound ignorant are just trolls. Go off and make a troll country where you can troll each other to your heart's content and leave real people who want to learn alone.
Dax is cool. I like Ajax too. Ax is a really cool sound to have in a name. And although I prefer Ajax, Dax is also cool. I like Dax more as a middle name.
My cat's name is Dax! My mom named him as a sort of pun on the word 'polydactyl' since he was born with extra toes. I think it's cute and definitely suits an animal, but I can't make sense of it for a human being.
Dax Randall Shepard is an American actor, writer and director. He is best known for his work in the feature films Employee of the Month, Without a Paddle, Idiocracy, Let's Go to Prison, Hit and Run, and CHiPs, the last pair of which he also wrote and directed, and the MTV practical joke reality series Punk'd. He portrayed Crosby Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama series Parenthood from 2010 to 2015.
My name is Dax and I was born in 1988. Though I am not a man of high stature, I have had a very positive response to my name, many people tell me how much they like my name. Some have named their kids Dax after meeting me. I have never had a regret being named Dax.
My name is Dax and I was named Dax in 1974. I am now reading the negative comments about the name and to be honest I bet you haters are called Dave or Kevin or some other generic boring run of the mill name which defines you as a narrow minded person. My name stands me out from the crowd and makes meeting people more interesting and a change from just saying "I'm John or Steve" or any other mundane name.
My name is Dax. I am an 18 year old FEMALE, and I love my name. It has an edge to it, it is a conversation starter, and it is unique. This is something that I cherish and is what makes me feel like "me." All names are beautiful, and who are we to say otherwise?
Well said and you're totally right! But I must say you're the first girl I've heard of sharing the name.
I was born in the mid 70's when Dax was popular (well..., top 900) and had the pleasure to grow up with a boy named Dax and then meet two others later on, both a man and a woman.

I will admit the name Dax can come off a bit strange or facetious when you are looking at the name in front of a computer screen and hearing it for the first time, but actually meeting someone named Dax evokes an entirely different perspective. When paired with a face it is a very natural sounding name; playful, very strong, and classic (I think of roman empire era).

I can say for sure, everybody loved my friend's name growing up, he was certainly popular in school and also a great student (I'm sure good parenting has more to do with it, but the name certainly didn't impede him in anyway). He eventually became a trial lawyer and avid mountain climber (pretty cool guy). Later in grad school, I met another Dax who also loved his name growing up. We are both chemical engineers now working 2000 miles apart and I run into people all the time in our industry who have heard of him (it is very easy to remember).

If I have a son, I will name him Dax, probably Dax Anthony. It is energetic, unique (for now), dominant, upper-class, and both trendy & classic sounding at the same time. My generation embraced it and I'm sure the next one will too. Not to say it goes well with every last name, but if the last name is long or ethnic sounding, Dax really mellows it down; nice and refined.

If you are a parent thinking about this name, ignore the haters on this thread, they probably never met a Dax.
I'm both amazed and at the same time unsurprised that FOOLS would come on here and make judgement on any child with this name.
"Intellectually sterile" was one - holier than thou. No doubt a child of neglect (see, my assumption as baseless as the comment I am referring to).
"Extremely stupid, juvenile, and minimalist." - Slow clap, congrats for the judgement based on nothing.
Well done to those who pass judgement. Enjoy your ivory towers.
No, I do not have a child with this name but I had to comment. Such utter tools commenting on this.
@ubascuba I agree, sometimes the comments for decent, interesting names are over the top harsh. I personally think Dax is a cute, cool, unique name. =D.
No one is passing judgment on the CHILD with this name, they are expressing their opinions about the NAME itself. Get off your own high horse.

Someone in my family just named their newborn son Dax and I've gotta say, I am not a fan. I'm sure this child will be amazing, but that doesn't change the fact that I don't care for his name. I have to agree with the others who said it sounds like a comic book exclamation, and that it sounds too short and immature- because it does, to me. It sounds like a hillbilly nickname.
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.
As a nickname, "Dax" holds my golden approval. As a legal first name, "Dax" holds my utter disgust, distaste, and disapproval. It is an atrocity in professional life-- thus unprofessional. Incredibly unintelligent, and seems as though it would be a choice from southern pageant mothers. Uneducated, pretentious, attempted ornate, unbelievably childish.

To the mother who posted about a son "Dax": I am pleased that it is working out in his boyhood-- truly. It actually made me smile. Careful with the future, though.
... as far as "DLux" goes, I would not be caught saying that in public places on a regular basis. Regrettably, it sounds much like an... "alternative" name in "certain" movies.
Dax Shepard is an famous American actor with this name.
In Ali Sparkes' "Shapeshifter" series, the main character - a shapeshifter able to change to a fox and falcon (and an otter) - is called Dax, if I remember correctly.
This name is very unique and rarely used. It seems to be sophisticated, yet simple. Any boy or man should be proud to have this name.
Extremely stupid, juvenile, and minimalist.
I named my son Dax after Werner was shot down by his father, and Gustaf brought on a wrath from my mother as "too ethnic". However I found myself drawn to the name Dax from some little voice within.

Having met a Dax and not thought much of him socially it's not a name that was on my radar. Dax is the name of Kirk Douglas's heroic character in the Stanley Kubrick film Paths of Glory. Being a big Kirk Douglas fan I was sold upon Dax.

There is a bit of trouble with people hearing his name properly at times but I simply say, "Dax like Max, but with a D". Dax's middle name Luxemburg creates the perfect nickname-DLux- and people seriously have swooned over how sweet and playful his name is.

Dax means water in French, as well as is the name of the German stock exchange.

I don't get how previous comments could be so harsh to such a clean, crisp, strong, affirmative, friendly and authoritative name that is oh so flexible. This is one happy mama's opinion.
To the above poster who said Dax means water in French-- it does not. The French word for water is "eau".
Oh come on, parents, it's like you didn't even try! This name is so intellectually sterile and absurd that I'm not wasting another moment on this.
Dax sounds exactly like the Australian colloquial term daks "trousers".
Sounds incomplete, immature, and quite unintelligent.
Dax sounds like a comic book sound effect. "Shazam! Pow! Dax! Ka-BOINGGGGG!"
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).
Dax Shepard was on the 1st season of Punk'd.
Dax, is one of the highest and most regarded Trill symbiants in all of Star Trek. A Trill symbiant bonds will a person and will do so for up to 10 or so life times and retain all of the memories of the past hosts. This symbiant was the symbiant of some of the most influential people of Star Trek.
Dax was a Character on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
It is the first name of the central character in Harold Robbin's novel, "The Adventurers" which was also a motion picture.
The name DAX also is from a book (which spawned a movie) called the Adventurers. This South American book contained a main character whose name was Diogens Alexander Xenos and was shortened by his parents to DAX as they felt that it was too long. The meaning of the name is broken down to Diogenes (Greek philosopher known for seeking the Trust); Alexander (Alexander the Great - known for conquering the known world); and Xenos (characters last name). As such, the meaning of the name DAX is "the truth that will conquer the world".

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