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Of Welsh origin.

Derives from a Welsh surname, meaning “son of Madoc”.

Madoc is a name combined from the Welsh word mad, meaning fortunate and the diminutive suffix oc.

According to Welsh legend, Madoc was a prince who sailed to the New World three centuries earlier than Christopher Columbus.

It was a rare name until its popularity increased, after Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt named their son Maddox.