Maddox: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maddox

Maddox

Pronunciation: MA-dəks (key)

Most new names created from surnames sound like they're ready to lounge around at prep school. This one's too busy skinning bears and catching bullets with its teeth. The name was nearly unheard of before actress Angelina Jolie chose it for her son, but hundreds of parents quickly jumped on the idea. Macho, yet surprisingly elegant.

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Comments and insights on the name Maddox: | Edit

An amazingly strong and masculine name for a boy. The description of this name above says it all. This name covers all its bases.

"Macho, yet surprisingly elegant."

I totally agree. I just love this name. Its everything that you would want in a strong, classic name for a boy.

I named my daughter Maddox- it absolutely fits her- spunky, funny, and headstrong. I wanted a unique girls name, and I love it :)

Personal experiences with the name Maddox: | Edit

i have a 6yr old names maddox and have never come in contact with another child with that name. He has blonde hair and is the sweetest of my three boys.

Nicknames for Maddox: | Edit

Madd or Max, Maddy, Maddy bear, Doc

Meanings and history of the name Maddox: | Edit

A welsh surname, meaning: Son of God, son of the Lord,
fortunate person, beneficent.

Famous real-life people named Maddox: | Edit

A MLB baseball player has the surname Maddux.
Maddox is the name of one of Angelina Jolie's sons.
Maddox is the pen name of George Ouzounian, author of "The Best Page in the Universe"

Maddox in song, story & screen: | Edit

Maddox is a recurring name in "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" by Madeline L'Engle. It is associated with a family who can turn to good or to evil, and will take the world with them. Also a last name used as a title for a character in The English Patient which is where I first heard and loved the name!

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