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Maxwell Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Maxwell is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Maxwell is "great spring".  

It is also of English and Scottish origin, where its meaning is "stream of Mack".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 107 in baby name popularity for boys with 3703 occurrences.  It ranked 4298 in popular baby names for girls with 34 occurrences. 

View the Maxwell Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Maxwell has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Maxwell to other names.


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Maxwell falls into the name categories season, water.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Maxwell in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Maxwell.

Just for fun, see the name Maxwell in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.