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Love the name Max but fear it's overused? Consider these alternatives with a similar sound, feel, or flavor.
  • Alex

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    The independent Alex has become a classic in its own right. One of the truest unisex names, Alex is used almost equally for both sexes without sacrificing any of its masculinity. Read More 

  • Dash

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    Dash is a nickname that can stand on its own and sounds, well, dashing. Connected these days with Kardashian enterprises.Read More 

  • Dex

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    Dex, the nickname for Dexter that is sometimes used on its own, has lots of energy and sex appeal. It was chosen by comedian Dana Carvey for his now grown son. With the growing popularity of... Read More 

  • Duke

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    While John Wayne and Duke Ellington are worthy role models, the reason Duke is currently enjoying a revival and returned to the Top 1000 in 2013 as one of the year's fastest-rising choices is more... Read More 

  • Gus

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    Gus is a homey grandpa nickname name that can work as a short form for any of the above or stand on its own as a cutting-edge replacement for Max and Jake--though it dropped off the Top 1000 in... Read More 

  • Jax

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    Jax is the Dex-Jex-Pax type of x-ending cool -- possibly too cool -- variation of Jack or nickname for Jaxon or Jackson. Jax has shot up almost 100 places in the last two years.

    Jax was... Read More 

  • Lex

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    Trendy short form of Alexander; like all the names that rhyme with sex, it has a seductive edge. Read More 

  • Mack

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    Mack, when "formalized" with the final k, makes an engagingly amiable choice, a far more uncommon option to the ubiquitous Max and Jack, with a nice, every-guy feel. Mack entered the popularity... Read More 

  • Magnus

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    Magnus, a powerful name with a commanding presence, is one of the newly unearthed ancient artifacts; it dates back to Charlemagne being called Carolus Magnus, or Charles the Great. It was picked... Read More 

  • Maguire

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    Although Maguire is such a prominent Irish surname —it ranks in the Top 40 in the Emerald Isle —this lively and cheerful family name has rarely been used as a first, unlike more... Read More 

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