Gender: Male Meaning of Madoc: "fortunate, benefactor's son" Origin of Madoc: Welsh

Madoc Origin and Meaning

The name Madoc is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "fortunate, benefactor's son".

Also spelled Madog, which was the name of an early Welshman, Madog ap Owain Gwynedd, reputed to have been the first European to discover North America in 1155. Maddox, the name of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's oldest child, is a stronger and more familiar choice.

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Pop Culture References for the name Madoc

Maddox, Maddock, Maidoc, Madog, Maddoc, Madok


Bobcat108 Says:


As others have said, I much prefer this to Maddox...partially because of my Welsh heritage.

Jayne Says:


I called my second son madoc John, I still really love this name - his older brother is Angus so I chose madoc because I wanted another strong sounding name to go with Angus. He is a strong determined wee guy with a soft kind and loving heart - I think the name matches him perfectly.

katinka Says:


I really like it. I agree that it feels softer and more understated than Maddox, plus it doesn't scream "Brangelina" to me in the same way.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I much prefer this to Maddox, X names feel heavy to me as does the doubled D in the middle, so Madoc feels a lot lighter and gentler. After a few days considering it, I cannot overstate how much I love this name!! I definitely want to use it as a middle name along with a family name for a little boy: - Madoc Drew -

Daphodil Says:


I prefer it to Maddox.