Maxwell

Male

Meaning

Great stream

Origin

Scottish

Pronunciation

/ˈmækswəl/

Traits associated with the name Maxwell:

Dogs named Maxwell tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Maxwell?

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It may also suggest that you have a fondness for the traditional and a respect for the past.

Is Maxwell a good dog name?

Maxwell has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Maxwell isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Maxwell is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Maxwell was, in the past month, the 608th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Maxwell is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Maxwell was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Maxwell's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Maxwell is most adored in Maryland, Nevada and Kansas.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New Jersey, Maine and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Maxwell.

Most popular breeds named Maxwell:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Dachshund
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Chihuahua

Maxwell is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular in the 19th century, it's a nostalgic nod to Maxwell House Coffee.

posh dog names
posh

Hails from aristocratic roots, often chosen by high society for their pups.

scottish dog names
scottish

Originates from Scottish Gaelic, meaning "Mack's stream".

cute dog names
cute

Evokes a playful, charming persona, reminiscent of beloved comic strip beagle.

Dog names like Maxwell:

One who works with stone
From The Sea Town
Genuine, bold or brave
Home ruler
Better; a military rank
Max
Greatest
Maxwell dog name meaning

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Catherine Johnson (Georgia, United States)
We have a magnificent dog who’s name is Maxwell. He is the best
July 30, 2022

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Catherine Johnson (Georgia, United States)
We have a dog named Maxwell and he is perfect. He is an English Mastiff
July 30, 2022

Let us know what you think of Maxwell as a dog name!