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Angelina Jolie has an adopted son named Maddox.
Groovey943  8/19/2005
I very much like this name! It's just too bad that Madddox, the name, has been thrust so suddenly into pop-culture. It is now a rather "TryNdeE", but I would love to use it someday.
Pheadirean  6/3/2006
Maddox has grown on me. I like the Welsh names.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2006
Great name but I think I prefer Madoc.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2006
Very nice name, but I don't think I would use it. On another note, I find it odd that this name was until recently virtually unheard of, and only gained popularity after Angelina Jolie's adoption of little Maddox.
Lena Is A Secret  9/15/2006
This is not a new name folks. It's a very old Welsh name that means son of the Lord. It's a very strong, very classic name. I named my son Maddox and get constant compliments on his name. I just love it.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2006
Technically Madoc is the Old Welsh name. Maddox is a surname meaning "son of Madoc". The regular use of Maddox as a given name, as opposed to Madoc, is in fact quite recent.
clevelandkentevans  11/16/2006
The name of the outspoken internet personality.
Dray  12/31/2006
I love this name. I know a kid named Maddox and it's pretty funny how much the actual meaning of the name 'son of Madoc' (madoc meaning fortune. Son of fortune) applies. I don't know if I'd use it, but it's certain it is a cool name.
TheQueen  2/16/2007
This is the maiden name of my Grandmother. I think I'd really like to use it as a first name, but pop culture kind of ruins that. But anyway. I think it's a really great Welsh name! Use it to your heart's content!
― Anonymous User  2/11/2008
I absolutely hate this name. I don't like the sound of it at all. It always makes me think of maggots. It's unfortunate that Angelina Jolie has inspired peoole to use this name, as her taste in names is clearly rubbish: Zahara Marley? Maddox? Shiloh Nouvel? Well, I hope the other ones don't catch on.
slight night shiver  4/28/2008
I have to agree with the previous comment. Angelina Jolie's taste in names is kinda wacky. I don't see why the name Maddox has gained so much popularity with people these days! It sounds awkward and clumsy.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2008
I love this name! My cousin recently had twin boys who she named Maddox and Pascal, so I guess I'm a little biased. Anyway it doesn't matter if a celebrity named her adopted son this, it's still a great name.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2008
It's a nice name, but it's becoming too popular since Angelina Jolie gave it to her adopted son.
bananarama  10/9/2008
Another site says that Maddox means good; generous. But anyway I'm not a fan of this name. It sounds awkward and what do you really call him (nickname) that is not so harsh to say. I don't know, maybe for a middle name.
Alisha  2/23/2009
Madox was a character in Michael Ondaatje's 1992 acclaimed novel 'The English Patient'. The novel was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name in 1996.
blue_belle  8/11/2010
I'm surprised this hasn't been used more as a female name, because it seems that anything that can give a nickname of "Maddie" is immediately claimed as a girl's name. Maybe they haven't figured it out yet.
keepitreal  1/28/2011
Yes, this is also a girl's name. Only the female variant is "Maddix".
writer371  3/15/2011
Maddox was the name of a powerful warlock and one of Klaus' allys in season two of The Vampire Diaries.
PhantomWolf64  11/21/2011
It makes me think of "mad dogs and Englishmen".
Caprice  12/12/2011
Celebrity baby names that become popular are almost always bad, and this one is no exception. There is nothing good about this name, and the fact that it became popular because Angelina Jolie (ugh) named her adopted son this is even worse.
sunshinechild67  1/7/2012
Honestly, Angelina Jolie sucks at naming kids. I'm not sure why society hasn't picked up on that but... Do not name your kid this name, or any of the other names she gives her kids. (Vivienne isn't bad, but I'd go with Vivian) people will automatically assume you chose it because of her, which is very unimaginative and uninspired. There are so many nice, unique names that haven't been ruined by celebrities, why choose this?! It's not going to age well either, that's for sure.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2013
For the person who said not to use this name because of Angelina Jolie, I would consider you to be at the very least, semi-developmentally challenged.
I think this name is a beautiful, elegant name and if the baby I am carrying is a boy, this will be his name.
It is certainly not because Angelina Jolie picked this name for her son.
I love how everyone acts like if a celebrity chose a name, it is therefore stupid, over-rated and tasteless and somehow "owned" by them.
Besides, I don't understand why people cannot stand Angelina Jolie... it is not like we are talking about Kim Kardashian here. Is it because she is a successful woman?

This name is of Welsh origin and I think it has a certain flare to it that makes it appealing... it is not your average John or Steve. And Max would be a cute nickname.
VictoriaAlexis  6/16/2013
I would rather meet a little boy named John or Steve than a 'Maddox'. It sounds like a dog's name, isn't the least bit 'elegant', and I agree will sound very strange on an elderly man or a nerdy boy. Name your kid whatever you want, but I'm personally not a fan and my impression is that of many people here: it sucks. I wish people would choose names that have been used for more than 10 years with actual history rather than celebrity inspiration.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2013
Anonymous user, oh God... you bore me to death.. John or Steve.. excuse me while I fall asleep. Its funny how unoriginal you are. Oh and FYI I had my boy.. and guess what his name is? Yep its Maddox!; fits him so well. Glad I don't let silly people on the internet with their bashing comments control my decisions :-)
I love my sons name.. glad he wont be just another brick in the wall.
Oh and at least I am not fearful of internet people and do not have to check the "comment anonymously" box. LOL.
VictoriaAlexis  12/14/2013
I named my daughter Maddox in March of 2001. This was before it became trendy when Angelina named her son, but I still love the name. At home she is Maddy but at school she is Maddox and I think her name sets her apart from all the Madisons and Madelines. I don't regret using the name at all, but do find my self explaining I used it before Angelina! Lol.
Mindycrown  8/16/2014
Madeleine L'Engle used the Maddox in A Swiftly Tilting Planet, so it's not like the name was completely unheard of before 2000.
Oolong  3/14/2015
Who cares if a celebrity used the name? There are no original names anymore. People pick names because they heard it from somewhere else (even for religious reasons). So who cares if you heard the name from Angelina? I for one am going to name my son Maddox. I had never heard the name before her and I never would have heard it if she hadn't used it. Does it mean I'm naming my son after her son? No. I'm naming him Maddox because I think it is a strong name and to heck with what anyone else says.
Sosweet487  1/9/2016
Just because a celebrity uses a name doesn't mean it's their trend or that they own the name... How small minded are you? This is my son's name so I, of course, adore it. I get nothing but compliments on his name. It sounds like a strong name to me.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2016
I named my son Maddox Zander. I love this name, I will admit when I first heard it I didn't care for it, but after seeing all the Tom, Dick, and Harry names out there I thought that his name will stick out more later in life when employers are going through resumes.
mintymonkeynuts  4/23/2016
I love it. It's super edgy but not too trendy or popular.
TrinHarris  10/10/2016
Maddox Jolie-Pitt was born on August 5, 2001 in Cambodia as Rath Vibol. He is known for his work on By the Sea, World War Z and VH1: All Access.
cutenose  4/17/2017
A wonderful, fresh name. It would be nice to hear this name rather than OLIVER or JACOB for the fiftieth time *sigh*.
marlenabeth  4/4/2018

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