Kin/Family, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Maddox

Maddox comes from a Welsh surname, a patronymic name meaning “son of Madoc”, Madoc being a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning. It could possibly be derived from Welsh mad meaning “fortunate, lucky; good” via Proto-Brythonic *mad (good) from Proto-Celtic *matis which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. According to Welsh folklore, there was a Welsh prince (Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) who apparently set sail and discovered America about three hundred years before ChristopherColumbus, though there’s no conclusive evidence that it ever happened.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Madoc (Welsh)
  • Maddock (English)
  • Maddoc (English, Welsh)

 

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