Of Scottish origin.
Used as a Scottish surname, meaning “Mack’s stream”.
The name Mack is a short form of the name Magnus.
Maxwell is a combination of Mack and the Old English “wella”, meaning stream.
Magnus means “great” in Latin, so Maxwell means “great stream”.
It was used as a surname since the 12th century. Use of the name as a forename is much more modern.
Short form of the name is Max.
Feminine forms are Maxine and Maxene.
Famous bearers are: Maxwell (born Gerald Maxwell Rivera), Maxwell Caulfield, Maxwell Reed, Maxwell Andrade.