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 "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
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.