Pixie Name Meaning & Origin
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Variation spelling: Pixxie, Pix(x)y/ey, Pix(x)i, Pix(x)ee, Pix(x)iegh
Pix, Pic, Ix, Ixie, Pixita
- Meanings and history of the name Pixie
The origin of the name Pixie is uncertain. Some have speculated that it comes from the Swedish dialectal pyske meaning wee little fairy.* Others have disputed this, given there is no plausible case for Nordic dialectal survivals in southwest Britain, claiming instead, in view of the Cornish origin of the piskie, that the term is more probably Celtic in origin, though no clear ancestor of the word is known.
The meaning as a name is associated to a cheerful, mischievous, vivacious female spirit (a kind of fairy). In traditional regional lore, pixies are generally benign, mischievous, short of stature and attractively childlike; they are fond of dancing through the night.
*E. M. Kirkpatrick, ed. (1983). Chambers 20th Century Dictionary (New ed.). p. 978.
- Famous real-life people named Pixie
Pixie Geldof- Daughter of Bob Geldof
Pixie Lott, English singer-songwriter.
Pixie O'Harris, Welsh-born Australian artist,
Dr. Pixie McKenna- From "Embarrassing Bodies"
Pixie Whispers- Producer for many Disney channle kid shows
- Pixie in song, story & screen
Pixie dust, in "Peter Pan"
Pixies, American Indie Rock band.
Pixie Ann Weekly Fictional Character on Australian comedy show Fast Forward.