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Gender: M Meaning of Maddox: "son of Madoc" Origin of Maddox: Welsh Maddox's Popularity in 2015: #146

Maddox, a previously obscure Welsh family name with a powerfully masculine image, suddenly came into the spotlight when Angelina Jolie chose it for her son in 2003. By the following year it was in the middle of the Top 1000, and by 2015 had reached Number 146, with nearly 3000 baby boys inheriting the name.

It was Maddox who set the precedent for all the boys in the Jolie-Pitt clan to have names ending in 'x'-and helped fuel the spark for all names X.

Maddox is related to the traditional Welsh Madoc (pronounced MAH-dog), meaning 'fortunate'; it belonged to a bearer who, according to legend, colonized North America in the twelfth century.

Maddox is a character in The Vampire Diaries; spelled Madox, it appeared in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient.

Famous People Named Maddox

Maddox, pen name of George Ouzounian, American author and blogger
Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, son of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Maddox Prince Boateng, son of footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng & Melissa Satta
Maddox Laurel Boss (b. 2016), son of dancers Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker
Maddox Volpone (b. 2006), son of actress McKenzie Westmore and Keith Volpone
Maddox Gagné (b. 2004), son of baseball pitcher Eric Gagné
Riley Maddox Blais, daughter of "Top Chef" contestant Richard Blais
Jonah Maddox-Phillip Bryant, son of American singer Lil Mo
Joe Maddox, American baseball player and manager

Pop Culture References for the name Maddox

Bernie Maddox, character on British TV series "Red Cap"
Maddox, character in 1990 film "Desperate Hours"
Maddox, character from Morgan Rhodes' "A Book of Spirits and Thieves"

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