The name Maxwell is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "great stream". Maxwell is ranked #111 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Antique Baby Names Back in Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".
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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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