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Gender: M Meaning of Maxwell: "great stream" Origin of Maxwell: Scottish Maxwell's Popularity in 2015: #113

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.

Famous People Named Maxwell

Maxwell Davenport "Max" Taylor, U.S. general; chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Maxwell (born Gerald Maxwell Rivera), American R&B singer
(James) Maxwell Anderson, American playwright
Maxwell Perry Cotton, American actor
Maxwell Caulfield, English actor
Maxwell Lue, daughter of American actress Lindsay Sloane
Maxwell Drew Johnson, daughter of Jessica Simpson (b. 2011)
Maxwell Haze Richardson, son of Kevin Richardson, american singer of the Backstreet Boys
Maxwell, son of actor Larry Joe Campbell; has twin sister Madelyne

Pop Culture References for the name Maxwell

Maxwell Sheffield, character on TV's "The Nanny"
Maxwell, character in film "Across the Universe"
Maxwell "Max" Smart, main character on TV's "Get Smart"
Maxwell Lord IV, character in DC Comics
Maxwell Lightwood, character in the Mortal Instruments series
Maxwell "Max" Evans, character on TV's "Roswell"
Maxwell Klinger, character on TV's "M.A.S.H."
"Maxwell's Silver Hammer," song by The Beatles
Maxwell House coffee