Today's name: Croix
Pronunciation: CROY, or KWAH
Potential nicknames: Suggestions welcome, all I can think of is Crow.
Origin: French, meaning "cross." You might recognize this name from Saint Croix, the island in the Bahamas. Saint Croix does not refer to a saint, it simply means "holy cross."
Popularity: Croix does not rank on the Social Security Administration's top 1000 baby names, but there were 28 baby boys named Croix in 2010. As for Croix's meaning, there were 35 baby boys named Cross born in 2010. In 2011 there were 18 boys named Croix.
Fun fact: Cedric Kyles, aka Cedric the Entertainer chose this name for his son.