• Gender: Male
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From Mack's Spring

What is the meaning of the name Maxwell?

The name Maxwell is primarily a male name of English origin that means From Mack's Spring.

The name originates as a place name for a location on the River Tweed in Scotland and first recorded in 1144 CE, spelled Mackeswell. It is a common English surname and spelled MacSuail in Scottish Gaelic. 

Maxwell has been used as a first name since at least 1880 when the United States first began recording name data and reached its peak in 2014 at #107. In England & Wales it was most popular in 2013 when it ranked #114. 

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Macayle, Makaila, Makalo, McKale, McKayla, McKile, Mekelle, Michael, Michaela, Michel, Michelle, Micol, Mikaili, Mikhail, Mikkel, Mizell, Makala, Makayla, Micheal, Miguel, Mikel, Muncel, Michal, Micaella, Mikayla, Magali, Masiela, Magalie, Mazal, Misael

Stats for the Name Maxwell

checkmark Maxwell is currently #77 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Maxwell is currently #163 in U.S. births

Songs about Maxwell

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Maxwell Murder - Rancid
Maxwell's Silver Hammer - The Beatles