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Origin and popularity of the name NIX

Origin

Nix : 1: German and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus).3: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioclais ‘son of Nicholas’ which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe.2: German: nickname from Middle High German nickes(e) nixe ‘water sprite’.4: English: variant of Nick with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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    Variants of name NIX

    NID NYD NIECKS NIKS NIXS NY NIT