Maddox (given name)

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Gender masculine
Word/name Welsh
Meaning "fortunate", son of Madoc.
Region of origin Wales
Other names
Related names Madoc

Maddox is a mainly male name in use in English speaking countries derived from a Welsh surname meaning "son of Madoc." Madoc or Madog was a legendary Welsh prince who in Welsh folklore sailed to the New World three hundred years before Christopher Columbus. The name means "fortunate" and is derived from the Welsh word "mad". The name has increased in popularity in the United States, where it was ranked at No. 180 for baby boys born in the United States in 2010, having jumped 402 places since 2003, when it was ranked at No. 533.[1]

The name increased in popularity after the naming of Maddox Jolie-Pitt, the son of actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Another well-known name holder is the Internet celebrity Maddox.