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Gender: M Meaning of Maxwell: "great stream" Origin of Maxwell: Scottish Maxwell's Popularity in 2013: #108

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A happy medium between the weighty Maximilian and the laid-back Max. Lance Armstrong chose it for his son. Early influences on the name's revival include Maxwell Smart of the television show, and then movie, Get Smart, and the Beatles song about Maxwell's Silver Hammer.

There was a sharp and unexpected gender switch when both Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Sloane both chose it for their daughters.

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Famous People Named Maxwell

Maxwell, American singer
Maxwell Anderson, American playwright
Maxwell Perry Cotton, American child actor (b. 2000)
Maxwell Drew Johnson, daughter of Jessica Simpson (b. 2011)
Maxwell, son of actor Larry Joe Campbell; has twin sister Madelyne
Maxwell Caulfield, Grease 2, Dynasty
Maxwell Kogon
Maxwell Lue, daughter of American actress Lindsay Sloane

Pop Culture References for the Name Maxwell

Maxwell Sheffield, a main character from The Nanny
Maxwell, a main character in Across the Universe
Maxwell "Max" Smart, main character on the TV series Get Smart
Maxwell's Silver Hammer, song by The Beatles
Maxwell Lightwood, a character from the Mortal Instruments series
Maxwell "Max" Evans, character in science fiction TV series Roswell
Maxwell Klinger, MASH