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Gender: Male Pronunciation: max-EEM; MAX-im Meaning of Maxim: "greatest" Origin of Maxim: French variation of Maximus Maxim's Popularity in 2017: #869

The name Maxim is a boy's name of French, Latin origin meaning "greatest". Maxim is ranked #869 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Although often connected to the men's magazine title, Maxim is a chic and powerful name for a little boy. It's proving moderately popular too, having been in the Top 1000 in the US since the year 2000.

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Famous People Named Maxim

Maxim Gorky, Russian writer
Maxim "Max" Bemis, American musician
Maxim of Bulgaria, patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church
Maxim Reality, stage name of Keith Palmer, musician of British electronic band The Prodigy
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, German-Cameroonian footballer
Maxim Roy, Canadian actress
Maxim Arnault (born 2014), son of supermodel Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault

Pop Culture References for the name Maxim

Maximilian "Maxim" de Winter, character from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Maxim, men's magazine
Maxim, ship in the manga and anime series "One Piece"
Maxim, character in Lufia video game series
Maxim Horvath, antagonist in the movie "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"



paulapuddephatt Says:


I associate this with the character in Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca". Maxwell is my favourite Max name, pretty much. I do prefer Max to be short for one of the full names, although a lot of people nowadays use it as an independent name.

katinka Says:


Love this name! My husband is a Maximilian/Max and I'd consider this for the middle slot as an honour name with a slight twist.

indiefendi2 Says:


I'm really loving this name lately! Short sweet and to the point. If Maximilian is too long and Max is too short and ambiguous then Maxim is the one for you! 😍

Guest Says:


I don't think the magazine has any influence on this nice name. Elle magazine doesn't have any influence on the name Elle either.