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Maxwell meaning and name origin
Maxwell \max-well, maxwe-ll\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAKS-wel. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Maxwell is "Mack's stream". Place name. Mack was probably based on the name Magnus (Latin) "great". See also Mac. Editor Maxwell Perskins; playwright Maxwell Anderson.
Maxwell has 1 variant form: Maxwelle.
For more information, see also the related name Max.
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Popularity of Maxwell
Maxwell is a somewhat popular first name for men (#695 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#404 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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