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Gender: F Meaning of Maxine: "greatest" Origin of Maxine: Latin

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With the success of all names Max, from Max itself to Maxwell to Maxfield to Maximilian, it's just possible that Maxine could be lured away from her mah-jongg game at the clubhouse and into the nursery. She's already been chosen by hip musician Nick Hexum for his daughter, sister to Echo.

Maxine was a Top 100 name from 1915 to 1930, attached to such celebs at the time as actress Maxine Elliott and one of the singing Andrews Sisters, and now to Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Chinese-born writer Maxine Hong Kingston.

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Famous People Named Maxine

Maxine Audley, British actress
Maxine Hong Kingston, American author and professor
Maxine Waters, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Maxine Peake, English actress
Maxine Kumin, American writer
Maxine Elliott, American stage actress
Maxine Sullivan, American jazz vocalist
Maxine Nightingale-Singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Maxine

Maxine, the spunky old lady found on Hallmark cards
Maxine Fortenberry, Hoyt's mother on "True Blood"
Maxine Grey, character in "Judging Amy"
Maxine Joseph Chadway, character in the movie/TV series "Soul Food"
Maxine "Max" Hardy, is a Supporting Protagonist Character on The Following, she is portrayed by Jessica Stroup.
Maxine Denver, character from "The Forgotten"
Maxine "Max" Felice Shaw, character from TV series Living Single

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Maxine's International Variations

Maxime (French)