Maxwell Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Maxwell:
Transferred use of the Scottish surname originating from a place-name derived from the name Maccus (great) and the Old English wielle (spring, pool) or wella (stream). The name was indicative of one who dwelled at Maccus' spring or the stream of Maccus.
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I thought my child's name was not that common until I went to Berkeley California. In one toy store they're were 4 kids (under 5) with their parents. 4 out of 5 were named Max. So much for uncommon.... in Berkeley. (2008)
Jessica Simpson named her daughter Maxwell Drew. I think that is a fine name for a boy, but for a girl? YUCK
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Max, Maxwelly (that's what my niece calls him), Wellie-bear, Max-man, Max Max, Maxi, Maxie, Wells
My oldest brothers name is Maxwell but we call him Max, as a joke but not to his face i call him Maxipad, maxipoop, etc. but mostly we always call him max
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James Clerk Maxwell, of Maxwell's equations, famous Scottish theoretical physicist and mathematician
Maxwell Drew Johnson, DAUGHTER of Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Maxwell Lue Rollins, DAUGHTER of actress Lindsay Sloane
Maxwell Haze Richardson, son of Kevin Richardson, member of the Backstreet Boys
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Maxwell's Silver Hammer (Beatles song)
Maxwell Smart from TVs "Get Smart"
"Maxwell Murder" (Rancid song)
Maxwell Sheffield (The Nanny)
Maxwell "Max" Lightwood, younger brother of main characters Isabelle "Izzy" and Alexander "Alec" Lightwood in Cassandra Clare's book series "The Mortal Instruments"
Maxwell Q. Klinger, character on television show M*A*S*H