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Gender: M Meaning of Maddox: "son of Madoc" Origin of Maddox: Welsh Maddox's Popularity in 2014: #163

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 2014 had reached Number 163, with more than two thousand 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 Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's son
Joe Maddox, manager for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team
Riley Maddox Blais, daughter of "Top Chef" contestant Richard Blais
Jonah Maddox-Phillip Bryant, son of American singer Lil Mo
Maddox Prince Boateng, son of Kevin Prince Boateng & Melissa Satta

Pop Culture References for the name Maddox

Bernie Maddox, from the British TV series "Red Cap"
Maddox, from movie "Desperate Hours"

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