Maximilian Origin and Meaning

The name Maximilian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "greatest".

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.

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.

# 571 in the US

Maximilian Rank in US Top 1000

# 429 on Nameberry

Maximilian Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Maximilian Popularity

Famous People Named Maximilian

  • Maximilian I and IIHoly Roman Emperors
  • Maximilian I (Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph)Emperor of Mexico
  • Maximilian I JosephKing of Bavaria
  • Maximilian IIKing of Bavaria
  • Maximilian III JosephElector of Bavaria
  • Maximilian I and II EmanuelElectors of Bavaria
  • Saint Maximilian KolbePolish Holocaust martyr
  • Maximilian GüntherGerman racing driver
  • Maximilian SchellSwiss actor
  • Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" IronsBritish actor
  • Maximilian Alexander Friedrich WilhelmMargrave of Baden, German prince
  • (Alexander Philipp) MaximilianPrince of Wied,Neuwied, German explorer, ethnologist and naturalist
  • Maximilian Nikolaus MariaPrince of Liechtenstein, son of Prince Hans,Adam II
  • MaximilianPrince of Saxony, Duke of Saxony, German priest
  • Maximilian Maria Joseph Anton Johann Baptist Johann Evangelista Ignaz Augustin Xavier Aloys Johann Nepomuk Januar Hermenegild Agnellis PaschalisPrince of Saxony
  • Maximilian Elias Berger (b. 2001)son of Wesley Berger; descendant of Britain's Queen Victoria
  • Maximilian David "Max" Muñiz (b. 2008)son of singers Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony
  • Maximilian Benedikt Bernadotte (b. 2010)son of Count Christian Wolfgang of Wisborg; great,great,grandson of King Gustav V of Sweden
  • Maximilian Regan (b. 2012)son of actors Vincent Regan and Amelia Curtis
  • Maximilian Bohlen (b. 2013)son of singer Dieter Bohlen
  • Oscar Maximilian Jackman (b. 2000)son of actor Hugh Jackman
  • Maximilian Rainier Casiraghi (b. 2018)son of fourth in line to the Monegasque throne Andrea Casiraghi and American,born socialite and heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo, brother to Alexandre Andrea Stefano and India Julia
  • Maximilian Griffin (b.2018)son of actress Cush Jumbo and Sean Griffin
  • Maximilian ThielGerman professional footballer
  • Maximilian "Max" MeyerGerman professional footballer

Maximilian in Pop Culture

  • Maximilian Morrelcharacter in "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas
  • Maximilian de Wintercharacter in the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Maximilian "Maxie" Zeuscharacter in DC Universe
  • Maximilian "Max" Shreckcharacter in DC Universe
  • Maximilian VeersImperial General in the "Star Wars" series
  • Maximillian Lionfangvillain in Artix Entertainment's MMORPG "AdventureQuestWorlds"