The baby name Maxwell is a unisex name, 2 syllables long and is pronounced "MAKS-wel".
Maxwell is Unique in Origin.
Maxwell is a name of Scottish origin that means "great stream". It is derived from the Old English words "mæx" meaning "great" and "well(a)" meaning "stream". The name was first recorded in the 12th century as "Maccuswell" and was later shortened to Maxwell. The name has been used as a surname for centuries and became a popular first name in the 19th century.
Maxwell is a unisex name, but it is more commonly given to boys. In the United States, it has been in the top 200 names for boys since the 1990s. The name has also been used by several notable figures, including the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, who is known for his work on electromagnetism, and the American musician Maxwell, who is known for his soulful R&B music.
The pronunciation of Maxwell is MAKS-wel. The name is composed of two syllables, with the stress on the first syllable. The name is made up of two elements, "max" and "well", which both have positive connotations. "Max" means "great" or "greatest", while "well" refers to a source of water or a spring. Together, the name Maxwell can be interpreted as "great stream" or "greatest source".
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Maxwell Caulfield is a British actor and film producer, known for his work in both British and American productions. He is famous for his roles in the films "Grease 2" and "Empire Records", as well as his appearances on the television shows "Dynasty" and "The Colbys". Some of his most memorable achievements include receiving a Theatre World Award for his performance in the Broadway production of "An Inspector Calls", and being inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame for his work on the soap opera "The Colbys".
|Maxwell D. Taylor
Maxwell D. Taylor was an American military leader who served in both World War II and the Vietnam War. He is famous for his role as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1962 to 1964, during which time he was a key advisor to President John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Some of his most memorable achievements include leading airborne troops in Normandy on D-Day and serving as the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam from 1964 to 1965.
Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright and poet, born in 1888 in Atlantic, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his plays, including "What Price Glory?" and "Key Largo," both of which were adapted into successful films. Anderson was a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama and was also awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award four times.
|Maxwell M. Rabb
Maxwell M. Rabb was an American lawyer and government official who served as the United States Ambassador to Italy from 1981 to 1989. He is famous for his contributions to public service, including serving as the Chairman of the New York State Republican Party and as the White House Counsel during the Nixon Administration. Rabb's most memorable achievements include negotiating the release of American hostages in Iran during the Carter Administration, leading the American delegation to the funeral of Pope John Paul II in 2005, and receiving the title of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his efforts to strengthen relations between the United States and Italy.
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