Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Old Welsh name Matauc, derived from mad meaning "good, fortunate" combined with a diminutive suffix. This is the name of a warrior mentioned in the 7th-century Welsh poem Y Gododdin. It was also borne by several medieval rulers, including the 12th-century Madoc ap Maredudd, the last prince of Powys. Another bearer, according to later folklore, was a son of the 12th-century Owain the Great who sailed to the Americas.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMatauc(Old Welsh)
Surname DescendantMaddox(Welsh)

People think this name is

classic   upper class   wholesome   strong   rough   strange  


Entry updated January 21, 2022