Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "great son", from the Celtic root *makwos meaning "son" (Gaulish and Brythonic mapos) combined with the divine or augmentative suffix -on. This was the name of a god of youth worshipped in Gaul and Britain. He was commonly equated with the Greco-Roman god Apollo [1][2][3].

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMabon(Welsh Mythology)


Sources & References

  1. Bromwich, Rachel. Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain. 4th ed., University of Wales, 2014, page 424.
  2. Koch, John T. Celto-Germanic, available from
  3. MacKillop, James. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford, 1998, page 324.
Entry added January 21, 2022