Maxwell

Maxwell - A very unique male name



  Jul 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Maxwell, meaning great stream, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #635. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Maxwell and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Maxwell? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Maxwell. The baby boy name Maxwell was given to 3,180 baby boys in 2012, ranking #116 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 516 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Maxwell peaked in popularity 20 years ago in 1999 on position 106.



Famous with this name

Julia Maxwell
Mercedes Maxwell
Maxwell Reed


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Maxwell is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Maxwell is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #53 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #358.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Maxwell is where you live.


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Maxwell origin and meaning

Maxwell is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means great stream. To see famous people named Maxwell, pop culture references for the name Maxwell and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Maxwell

We've found the following names that sound similar to Maxwell, sorted by popularity.

Michael / Miguel / Micheal / Michel / Mikel / Misael / Mikael / Michelle / Mikhail / Mykel /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012116
2011132
2010133
2009132
2008134
2007153
2006149
2005140
2004136
2003131
2002129
2001123
2000113
1999106
1998135
1997146
1996177
1995178
1994181
1993180
1992170
1991187
1990188
1989207
1988214
1987232
1986329
1985391
1984500
1983581
1982653
1981625
1980669
1979775
1978870
1977801
19761036
1975930
1974895
1973869
19721100
19711312
1970999
19691082
1968915
19671017
1966921
19651304
1964946
19631083
19621040
19611042
19601256
19591163
19581696
19571092
1956915
1955818
1954964
1953968
1952963
1951928
19501228
19491213
19481217
19471073
1946905
19451112
1944921
1943899
1942883
1941813
1940911
1939858
1938799
1937993
1936877
1935790
19341143
1933825
1932794
1931718
1930649
1929527
1928675
1927721
1926825
1925667
1924676
1923654
1922566
1921715
1920687
1919552
1918560
1917508
1916509
1915450
1914476
1913386
1912419
1911467
1910635

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine53
Minnesota54
Massachusetts73
District of Columbia76
Wisconsin77
Utah78
Iowa81
Washington82
Michigan86
Indiana86
Missouri89
South Dakota89
North Dakota90
Rhode Island91
Delaware91
Ohio91
Nebraska92
Vermont92
Pennsylvania95
Connecticut97
New York98
Alaska99
New Hampshire101
Illinois104
Maryland107
Colorado107
Kansas110
Oregon117
New Jersey118
Virginia131
Idaho143
Georgia150
Arizona150
Tennessee151
California152
Hawaii156
Nevada159
Kentucky163
West Virginia174
South Carolina178
Florida182
North Carolina182
Arkansas207
Oklahoma208
Mississippi210
Alabama241
Texas250
Louisiana339
New Mexico358

Even more about Maxwell


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Maxwell a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Maxwell?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1999
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Maxwell
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 516
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,180

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