Last name: Nix
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I'm a Nix and I'm pretty sure I'm German and Irish...
That 2 other meanings were extremely difficult to find, is indicative of the secretive nature of it's bearers. In Norse mythology, Nix (Latin vulgar) also means 'water horse', upon which Poseidon is sometimes depicted riding. The other, is Seraphim. Hence, the etymological references to "white", such as 'snow'. Upon consideration, one recalls that white can also mean "bright". As in, the way sunlight gleams into the eyes from snow, often described as blinding. Thus, the meaning of Seraphim is confirmed.
Robert Sherman Nix III
'Nix' can be traced to Latin for snow and Old North European languages for sneeze. The name might have reached Africa, or out of Africa, by the time of the old Viking kingdoms in Africa, then later slaves. Interesting word.
My last name is Nix, and I am african american..
Mines is too and I'm also african american
That's interesting. I'm German and in my language Nix is a slang word for 'nothing', so people make stupid comments about my name... >_< My father told me it was a shortcut of the Swedish name Nixon but I can't find any information about a Swedish name like that. So I think he was wrong and that Nixon is just another shortcut of Nikolaus/Nikolas. It could also be that the name Nix has it's origin in German mythology: nix = water sprite.
Yeah I'm with Janette. I've always known my name to come from Germany. My ancestors went from Germany to England then to America. There is even a Nix in German mythology. And we have to be mindful that English is a Germanic language. I'm not a know it all but I do know Nix is a German name:)
I am a Nix and have most of my relatives in Ireland, but the name has been traced back to Germany. Just thought you might want to know.
AHHHH! ok this will help me for my prject in social studies! i thought my last name as greek but its medival English! i never saw that one coming!! ok so i skipped a whole eek of school to go to hawaiii with my family and so i am dong this on vacation to get al my ome work done in time t go back to school!