Given Name MAXWELL

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MAKS-wel  [details]

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.
FEMININE FORMS: Maxene, Maxine


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Entry updated July 2, 2008