Maddox Name Meaning & Origin

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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Nicknames for Maddox

Madd or Max, Maddy, Maddy bear, Doc, Maddog

Meanings and history of the name Maddox

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

Famous real-life people named Maddox

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 Volpone (b. 2006), son of American actress and singer McKenzie Westmore

Maddox in song, story & screen

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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