[ 2 syll. ma-doc, mad-oc ] The baby boy name Madoc is pronounced MAA-Daa-K †.
1: Madoc's language of origin is Welsh, and it is used mainly in the English, Gaelic, and Welsh languages. The first name is derived from Matoc (Old Welsh), which is of the Welsh mad (meaning 'fortunate, good') combined with a diminutive suffix. In Irish folklore, Madog ab Owain Gwynedd was supposedly a Welsh prince who first discovered America in 1170; however, due to lack of evidence, many historians today believe that the story was invented in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth I's advisers to assert England's claim over North America. The name was also borne by several early Irish saints.
Variation transcriptions of Madoc include Doc, Maddock (English), Madeg (English, French, and Gaelic), Madock (English and Welsh), Madog (English, Gaelic, and Welsh), and Marmaduke (English).
2: Madoc's language of origin is Celtic and it is predominantly used in Welsh. It is derived from the word aed which is of the meaning 'fire'.
See also the related forms, Maddox and Maddox (English and Welsh).
Madoc is an uncommon baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000. In 2015, among the family of boy names directly related to Madoc, Maddox was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Madoc include Maddock, Madock, Maddex, Maddocks, Maddox, Maddux, Madeg, Madocks, Madog, Maedoc, Maidoc, Mandek, Matas, Matek, Mateus, Matha, Mathäus, Mathews, Mathies, and Mathijs.
† English pronunciation for Madoc: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"