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Updated January 24, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Son of the Lord

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old Welsh : Champion; good fortune
  • English : Giving

What does Maddox mean and stand for?

The name Maddox is of Welsh origin and means "good fortune." It is from a Welsh surname that means "son of Madoc."

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Maddox

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (of Welsh origin) : patronymic from the Welsh personal name Madog (see Maddock).

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Maddox has been fluctuating both up and down, but has maintained a spot in the top 200 since 2009. It reached its peak rank of 136 in 2017.

However, it is the 3rd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Maddox was at its peak popularity in October 2018.

Maddox truly gained some momentum after Angelina Jolie chose the name for her son in 2003. Baseball pitcher Eric Gagné, actress McKenzie Westmore and Keith Volpone, pro wrestler Tommy Rogers, and dancers Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker followed suit and named their sons Maddox. Maddox has also been a popular choice for fictional characters, appearing in Planet of the Apes, Red Caps, and The Amateurs.

Where is it Popular?

Maddox was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Maddox

  • Mad
  • Madi

Pairs well with these middle names


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