Maxwell
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Given Name MAXWELL
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MAKS-wel   [key]
Meaning & History
From a Scottish surname meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English wella "stream". A famous bearer of the surname was James Maxwell (1831-1879), a Scottish physicist who studied gases and electromagnetism.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Max
FEMININE FORMS: Maxene, Maxine
Popularity
United States  ranked #107 
England and Wales  ranked #119 
Canada (BC)  ranked #67 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #98 
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