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Maxwell

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1882 6 0 6
1883 10 0 10
1884 8 0 8
1885 8 0 8
1886 6 0 6
1887 7 0 7
1888 7 0 7
1889 11 0 11
1890 15 0 15
1891 7 0 7
1892 10 0 10
1893 13 0 13
1894 8 0 8
1895 13 0 13
1896 16 0 16
1897 21 0 21
1898 16 0 16
1899 12 0 12
1900 22 0 22
1901 18 0 18
1902 26 0 26
1903 17 0 17
1904 17 0 17
1905 23 0 23
1906 29 0 29
1907 22 0 22
1908 27 0 27
1909 29 0 29
1910 41 0 41
1911 49 0 49
1912 113 0 113
1913 121 0 121
1914 132 0 132
1915 176 0 176
1916 147 0 147
1917 155 8 147
1918 150 0 150
1919 134 0 134
1920 120 0 120
1921 109 0 109
1922 142 0 142
1923 124 0 124
1924 117 0 117
1925 113 0 113
1926 87 0 87
1927 103 0 103
1928 116 0 116
1929 127 0 127
1930 98 0 98
1931 84 0 84
1932 89 0 89
1933 68 0 68
1934 67 0 67
1935 75 0 75
1936 59 0 59
1937 53 0 53
1938 75 0 75
1939 68 0 68
1940 59 0 59
1941 64 0 64
1942 64 0 64
1943 66 0 66
1944 69 0 69
1945 52 0 52
1946 82 0 82
1947 66 0 66
1948 60 0 60
1949 60 0 60
1950 62 0 62
1951 64 0 64
1952 73 0 73
1953 67 0 67
1954 79 0 79
1955 90 0 90
1956 82 0 82
1957 66 0 66
1958 58 0 58
1959 83 0 83
1960 59 0 59
1961 55 0 55
1962 60 0 60
1963 64 0 64
1964 63 0 63
1965 65 0 65
1966 64 0 64
1967 57 0 57
1968 72 0 72
1969 81 0 81
1970 71 0 71
1971 58 0 58
1972 75 0 75
1973 94 0 94
1974 89 0 89
1975 103 0 103
1976 95 0 95
1977 122 0 122
1978 116 0 116
1979 151 0 151
1980 188 0 188
1981 208 0 208
1982 192 0 192
1983 222 0 222
1984 298 0 298
1985 466 0 466
1986 607 0 607
1987 1,023 8 1,015
1988 1,217 11 1,206
1989 1,406 5 1,401
1990 1,633 7 1,626
1991 1,726 5 1,721
1992 1,876 0 1,876
1993 1,789 8 1,781
1994 1,727 8 1,719
1995 1,842 5 1,837
1996 1,906 5 1,901
1997 2,317 0 2,317
1998 2,799 8 2,791
1999 3,338 0 3,338
2000 3,371 7 3,364
2001 3,190 7 3,183
2002 3,042 6 3,036
2003 3,094 8 3,086
2004 2,942 15 2,927
2005 2,809 0 2,809
2006 2,795 5 2,790
2007 2,719 6 2,713
2008 3,061 5 3,056
2009 3,078 0 3,078
2010 3,019 5 3,014
2011 3,049 0 3,049
2012 3,233 8 3,225
2013 3,658 26 3,632
2014 3,762 34 3,728
2015 3,559 40 3,519

Want to know about the popularity of the Maxwell baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 83,686 babies born with the name Maxwell in the United States. That's more than enough Maxwells to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Maxwell" was in 2014 with a total of 3,728 babies. (That's a lot of baby Maxwells)

According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Maxwell" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 77 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1996. Across the entire United States a total of 1,906 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Maxwell" mean? The list below shows the origins of Maxwell as well as things modernly associated with the name Maxwell such as celebrities named Maxwell.

Origin and Meaning of Maxwell

The name "Maxwell" is of English origin, and it means "From Maccus' spring". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun maxwell
A cgs unit of magnetic flux, abbreviated Mx; it is equal to the magnetic flux passing through one sqaure centimeter which is normal to a magnetic field of one gauss.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
  2. A cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimeter in a magnetic field of 1 gauss

Maxwell Caulfield

Maxwell Caulfield is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Maxwell was born in 1959 in Duffield, Derbyshire, England, UK.

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Max Gail

Max Gail is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Max was born in 1943 as Maxwell Trowbridge Gail, Jr. in Detroit, Michigan, US.

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Pat Buttram

Pat Buttram is a film and television actor, writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1944 to 1994. Pat was born in 1915 as Maxwell Emmett Buttram in Addison, Alabama, U.S.

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Maxwell Scherer Cabelino Andrade

Maxwell was born in 1981.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Maxwell

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Maxwell House
Maxwell Willis

Alternative Meanings

M is for mirth, your laughter.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

X is for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

E is for elegant, born within you.

L is for luster, your shine.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

Your name in reverse order is "Llewxam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Xlelamw". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Maxwell born Dec 3, 1975

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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