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Maddox is a modern English baby boy’s name meaning “son of the fortunate one” derived from a Welsh patronymic surname. Maddox rose to popularity alongside other names following the -x trend but popularity seems to be declining in the last few years.

Meaning of the name Maddox:

Welsh: son of Madoc, son of the fortunate one

Origin of the name Maddox:

Maddox is a modern English name that was originally a Welsh patronymic surname. Maddox means “son of Madoc” or “son of the fortunate one”.

Symbolism of the name Maddox:

In Wales, the horseshoe is often a symbol associated with good fortune and good luck. People would place horseshoes over the doorways of their homes as a way to ward off evil and bring good fortune.

Baby name Maddox

Style of the name Maddox:

modern

Gender of the name Maddox:

Maddox is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Maddox:

MAD-əks

Number of syllables in the name Maddox:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Maddox:

Maddox evokes feelings of strength and force of will.

Alternative spellings for the name Maddox:

Madox, Maddex

Nicknames for the name Maddox:

Popularity of the name Maddox:

According to the Social Security Administration, Maddox first appeared on the top 1000 lists in 2003. The name rose rapidly in popularity until it peaked at #136 in 2017.

Related names for the name Maddox:

Great middle names for the name Maddox and their meanings:

  • Ace (one, unity)
  • Fox (the animal)
  • Orion (the constellation)
  • Sorin (star)
  • Rhys (ardor)
  • Callum (dove)
  • Flynn (son of the red-haired one)
  • Beckett (bee hive, little brook)
  • Owen (young warrior)

Famous people with the name Maddox:

  • Maddox aka George Ouzounian (American author)
  • Joe Maddox (American baseball player and manager
  • Maddox Jolie Pitt (son of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt)

Maddoxs in popular culture:

  • Maddox film, Planet of the Apes series)
  • Maddox (film, “Desperate Hours”)
  • Maddox (literature, “A Book of Spirits and Thieves” by Morgan Rhodes)
  • Bernie Maddox (television, “Red Cap”)
  • Maddox Wright (literature, “The Amateurs” by Sarah Sheppard)