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Popularity of the Baby Name Maxxwel


Posts that Mention the Name Maxxwel

The Rise of “XX” Baby Names

Baby names featuring the letter X are more popular now than ever before, and this trend has given rise to an fascinating sub-trend: baby names featuring two X’s.

Since 1980, dozens of double-X names have popped up in the U.S. baby name data. Here are all the XX-names I spotted in the SSA data, ordered by year of debut:

  • 1979: …
  • 1980: Maxx*
  • 1981: …
  • 1982: …
  • 1983: …
  • 1984: Roxxanne
  • 1985: …
  • 1986: Alexx
  • 1987: Alexxis
  • 1988: …
  • 1989: Alexxa, Roxxane
  • 1990: Maxxwell, Alexxus*
  • 1991: Lexxus*, Xxavier
  • 1992: Alexxander
  • 1993: …
  • 1994: Alixx, Lexxi, Alexxandra
  • 1995: Lexxis, Alexxandria, Foxx, Daxx
  • 1996: Alexxys, Alexxia
  • 1997: Alexxes, Jaxx
  • 1998: Lexxie
  • 1999: …
  • 2000: Lexxy, Maxximus*, Lexx
  • 2001: Maxxwel
  • 2002: Jaxxon, Axxel
  • 2003: …
  • 2004: …
  • 2005: …
  • 2006: …
  • 2007: Maddoxx
  • 2008: Roxxi, Braxxton
  • 2009: Knoxx, Madoxx, Maxxon, Lenoxx, Nixxon
  • 2010: Luxx, Phoenixx, Jaxxen, Maxxim
  • 2011: Jaxxson, Rexx
  • 2012: Braxx, Jaxxyn, Maxxamus
  • 2013: Moxxi, Dexx, Jaxxin
  • 2014: Jaxxton, Maxxton, Maxxen
  • 2015: Maxxis, Daxxon, Daxxton
  • 2016: Maxxine, Noxx, Brixx, Hendrixx
  • 2017: Madixx
  • 2018: Brixxon, Onyxx, Axxton, Jaxxston

*Pop culture connections: Maxx was inspired by a TV show, Lexxus (and Alexxus) by the car brand, and Maxximus by the movie Gladiator.

And here’s something interesting: as the usage of XX-names has increased, the trend has veered masculine:

200020102018
All babies w/ XX-names3316511,011
Boys with XX-names126 (38%)507 (77%)960 (95%)
Girls with XX-names205 (62%)144 (22%)51 (5%)

What are your thoughts on the extra X — stylish, or superfluous?

P.S. Here are a few more XX-names collected from other posts: Jexxalynn, Lexxannah, Clarixxa, Jixxr, Sixx, Xxoie, Bixx, Matixx, JMaxx, Mixx.

Popular and Unique Baby Names in Alberta, Canada in 2009

Canada’s province of Alberta has just released baby name statistics for 2009. Here are the top names for each gender, followed by some of the names that were used only once last year.

Boys Girls
Popular Names Ethan
Liam
Jacob
Logan
Noah
Olivia
Isabella
Ava
Emma
Hailey
Unique names Alias
Bison
Crazyhorse
Dat
Edgerrin*
Folly-Noah
Guch
Hawkar
Iex
Jhazriel
Kduss
Lightning**
Maxxwel
Neptune
Owies
Philopateer
Qron
Rayon
Seige
Thunder**
Uyohoini
Voltaire
Wrath
Xayden
Yak
Zenry
Albertarose
Beauty
Cred
Dessarhey
Eloquence
Fury
Gallary
Heart
Ibiza
Joy-Joviale***
Kwynn
Lashes
Manhattan
Noof
Ortal
Poetic
Qhloe
RoyLe
Society
Temprance
Uniqua
Veditha
Weency
Xanet
Yejee
Zimmel

*Possibly after American football player Edgerrin James.
**These kids need to have a playdate together one day.
***Joviale is French for jovial.

Update – Just discovered that Ericlindross is also on the list. It’s a boy name. Looks like it was inspired by former NHL player Eric Lindros.

P.S. Here is last year’s post on baby names in Alberta.

Source: Service Alberta