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This name is used in the Beatles song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," about a man named Maxwell who goes around killing people with his silver hammer.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/3/2005
Maxwell Smart was the name of the clumsy secret agent in the T.V. show "Get Smart."
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Brad Garrett and his wife Jill Diven have a son named Maxwell Bradley Garrett (born October 14, 1998).
-- AndrewJKD  1/3/2006
Maxwell was the name of Mr. Sheffield on the sitcom The Nanny.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2006
Although originally believed to be Scottish in origin, the name Maxwell is in fact bastardised German. The name dates back to the 10th century. A local lord of Eil near Koln was ousted by his people and recieving no help from his leige lord he fled to England. On which was promised in return for calming a local war he would recieve the land which would now be Dumfries and Galloway. In succeeding in their task they were justly rewarded with he land as a feif. Wanting to localise themselves they took the name eil of where they were from and instead what would be used to day as in von they toook sons of or son of Mac. And so from it is Gealic Mac Eill.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2006
Maxwell is the first name of Corporal Klinger on the old American programme M*A*S*H. His full name was Maxwell Q. Klinger.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2006
Maxwell seems like a quiet, modest, yet polite name, with much seriousness. I like it, it's modern yet doting.
-- dizzy_daiseys90  6/29/2006
Maxwell was the name of the king of the summon spirits in the popular video game "Tales of Phantasia".
-- ArtemisTheHunter  7/3/2006
Maxwell is a great name for a boy, I really like the nickname Max.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2006
Maxwell is a brand of coffee.
-- Mama1  7/28/2006
I don't like the name Maxwell, it sounds too long and queer to me. Max would be an okay nickname, though.
-- gracielou16  1/22/2007
If I ever had kids, I might name a boy Maxwell. I'm strangely attracted to the name. Of course, you couldn't really call a kid Maxwell, but you could just call him Max for short. And when he got older, he could start calling himself Maxwell if he wanted. The reason I would name my kid this is rather embarrassing: Maxwell's Silver Hammer.
-- Pippin  4/6/2008
I think this is quite a good name, but to me it sounds more like a surname than a first name. It still sounds nice, though.
-- Anonymous User  12/8/2008
For some reason I really, really love this name. I think part of its appeal and charm is that it's not infantile or childish for an adult, but can easily be shortened to something more affectionate and less formal and serious. It's also less annoying than Maximilian.
-- themightyatom  12/24/2008
This is the name of my favorite brand of coffee.
-- AmericaSpainGermany  8/26/2010
Maxwell Scherrer Cabelino Andrade (born 27 August 1981), is commonly known as Maxwell. He is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona.
-- 6diablesse6  1/28/2011
I must be quite frank with you... "Maxwell" sounds like a family dog's name. It is neither professional nor educated, intelligent nor is it attractive, it is attempted ornate, near pretentious, pompous, incredibly childish and "forever young" (meaning the name does not follow well from boyhood to man), and need I say it..? Ugly. I strangely picture a man in a mental institution upon hearing this name... odd, I cannot recall any occurrence that would bring that to be.

The nickname "Max" is decent enough... have you ever considered "Maximillian" (or it's variants), by any chance?

For children and adults bearing this name is truly like holding two surnames-- Maxwell Washington, Maxwell Reed, Maxwell Johnson, Maxwell Madison, Maxwell Boykins... I hope my point is taken. The ending "-well" makes it sound like a tire company, in addition.

Regardless... regrettably, this is countless times better than "Jayden" and other such "kre8tiv" atrocities.
-- Francesca  5/20/2011
I really like this name, because I've always loved the name Max, but I don't really think it's very professional sounding as a full name. I disagree with Francesca completely. I understand everyone has a right to their opinion, but you don't need to flat out call a name ugly. What's so ugly about the name Maxwell? I personally think "maximillian" sounds absolutely ridiculous. I think Maxwell is a very strong name that suits all ages, which is one of the most important qualities in a name to me, and seriously, a large amount of first names originated from last names. So does that mean that every boy named Taylor, Franklin, Mason, Harvey, Alexander, or Logan have "2 last names"? Who cares if its also a last name, it's still a name!
-- Anonymous User  2/9/2013
I am a huge fan of the name Maxwell. I think it's handsome, masculine, and rather underused for what it's worth. Plus, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, baby! C'mon, who doesn't love The Beatles?

I disagree with the person that says it is childish and won't age well. I can easily see a lawyer named Maxwell. I think Max is a really sweet nickname for when he is a child, as well.

My dad's friend's son is named Maxwell, he goes by Max. I think it's an awesome name. And very adorable. Maxwell is a favorite of mine for sure!
-- LittleSamGirl  8/3/2011
I personally really like this name. I went to school with a Maxwell, and all throughout Kindergarten to senior year, he always went by "Max" NEVER "Maxwell." 'Tis a shame, for he was actually really cute and Maxwell seemed to fit him. He did, however, get made fun of occasionally because of the whole "family dog" relations with his name.
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2012
Maxwell Perry Cotton (born 2000 in San Diego, California) is an American child actor.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
I've loved the name Max/Maxwell since I was little and I've always wanted to name my kid this, still do! I've never understood why Max was more common, I can't see it as a full name. But Maxwell is such a classy, mature, and masculine name :)
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Ha... I have been permanently cursed on the name "Maxwell" and also "Max", because I LOVE the television show Get Smart and so every time I think of this name I picture Maxwell Smart. It gives me the mental image of someone who really believes in himself, but unfortunately is extraordinarily dense and is unaware of it, and also have a big issue with hand-eye coordination... ;) But then again I have known a few Max's and Maxwells who were the oposite, so who knows... but for me, the sterotype is just... Well, go to youtube sometime and type in "Get Smart, Diplomat's Daughter" and you'll understand what I mean...
-- Anonymous User  3/13/2013
Jessica Simpson named her DAUGHTER "Maxwell Drew Johnson."
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2013
The name Maxwell as well as Max were quite popular names in England in the late 1800's and early 1900's, both being featured regularly in the top 200 names.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2013
I've liked this name since I was little. I'm so mad it's going the trendy route, I really wanted to use it! I might use it anyways, it's my #3 choice right now, but that will probably change since I'm kind of torn between a few names. I still regard Maxwell as an old fashioned name despite its recent popularity. It's a sweet name for all ages :) I really hope its popularity goes down in the near future!
-- Oohvintage  7/21/2013
Lance Armstrong has a son named Maxwell Edward. Max has a brother named Luke and three sisters: Isabelle, Grace, and Olivia.
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2013
Maxwell "Max" Roach (1924-2007) was an influential African-American jazz percussionist and composer. He was associated with many famous African American jazz artists of his time, like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2013
Maxwell Dupain (1911-1992) was an Australian photographer.
-- Oohvintage  9/2/2013

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