"son of Madoc"

Maddox Origin and Meaning

The name Maddox is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "son of Madoc".

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 it has risen since.

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.

# 195 in the US

Maddox Rank in US Top 1000

# 425 on Nameberry

Maddox Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Maddox Popularity

Famous People Named Maddox

  • Maddoxpen name of George Ouzounian, American author and blogger
  • Maddox Chivan JoliePitt, son of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
  • Maddox Gagné (b. 2004)son of baseball pitcher Eric Gagné
  • Maddox Volpone (b. 2006)son of actress McKenzie Westmore and Keith Volpone
  • Maddox Rogers (b. 2013)son of pro wrestler Tommy Rogers
  • Maddox Prince Boateng (b. 2014)son of footballer Kevin,Prince Boateng & Melissa Satta
  • Maddox Laurel Boss (b. 2016)son of dancers Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker
  • Jonah MaddoxPhillip Bryant, son of American singer Lil Mo
  • Joe MaddoxAmerican baseball player and manager

Maddox in Pop Culture

  • Maddoxcharacter in the Planet of the Apes series
  • Maddoxcharacter in 1990 film "Desperate Hours"
  • Maddoxcharacter from Morgan Rhodes's "A Book of Spirits and Thieves"
  • Bernie Maddoxcharacter on British TV series "Red Cap"
  • Maddox Wrighta character in Sarah Sheppard's "The Amateurs"
  • Travis "Mad Dog" Maddoxmain character in the "Beautiful" series by Jamie McGuire