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Boy Name: Maxwell

Name: Maxwell
Pronunciation: \max-well, maxwe-ll\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: Mack's stream
Origin: English
Related Names: Max
Variant forms: Maxwelle
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 695
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 404


Maxwell \max-well, maxwe-ll\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAKS-wel. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Maxwell is "Mack's stream". Place name. Mack was probably based on the name Magnus (Latin) "great". See also Mac. Editor Maxwell Perskins; playwright Maxwell Anderson.

Maxwell has 1 variant form: Maxwelle.

For more information, see also the related name Max.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Maxwell.


Maxwell is a somewhat popular first name for men (#695 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#404 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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