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Gender: M Meaning of Maximilian: "greatest" Origin of Maximilian: Latin Maximilian's Popularity in 2013: #431

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This name once seemed a bit grand and pompous for an American baby boy, but a significant number of parents are now preferring it as a substantial platform for the nickname Max, among them Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who chose it for their twin son. It now ranks at Number 431, after entering the charts in 1986, and is Number 9 in Germany..

Maximilian was a traditional royal name among the Hapsburgs in Austro-Hungary and also in Bavaria. In literature, it appears as the husband of Rebecca in the eponymous novel and also in The Count of Monte Cristo. Maximilian Schell was a highly respected Austrian actor who won a Best Actor Academy Award in 1961.

Famous People Named Maximilian

Maximilians I and II, Holy Roman Emperors
Maximilian I of Mexico, 19th century emperor
Maximilian I Joseph, King of Bavaria
Maximilians I and II Emanuel, Electors of Bavaria
Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish Holocaust martyr
Maximilian Schell, Swiss actor
Gottfried Alexander Maximilian Walter Kurt Freiherr Von Cramm, German tennis player
Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons, British actor
Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt, German physician and founder of modern psychology

Pop Culture References for the Name Maximilian

Maximilian Morrel, character in "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas
Maximilian de Winter, character in the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Maximilian "Maxie" Zeus, villain in "Batman" comics
Maximilian Veers, Imperial General in the "Star Wars" series

Mack, Maks, Max, Maxemilian, Maxemilion, Maxey, Maxi, Maxie, Maximilianus, Maximus, Maxy, Maxymilian

Maximilian's International Variations

Maximilien, Maxime (French) Maximos (Greek) Maximo, Massimo (Italian) Maksym, Maksymilian (Polish) Maxim, Maksim (Russian) Maximilliano, Maximiano, Maximino, Mancho, Macimilian, Maximillano, Maximiliano, Chilano, Mascimiliano (Spanish)