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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAKS-wel
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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.
DiminutiveMax
Feminine FormsMaxene, Maxine

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