The name Maxwell is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "great stream". Maxwell is ranked #133 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 "Release the 20 T.I.G.E.R.S. -- the anti-elimination game! (BOYS)".
From the experts:
A happy medium between the weighty Maximilian and the laid-back Max, Maxwell is one of the most classic and attractive Baby-Names">Scottish names. 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.
Lance Armstrong chose it for his son, but there was a sharp and unexpected gender switch when both Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Sloane both chose it for their daughters. Still, in the US baby boy Maxwells outnumber baby girls 50 to 1.
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