Gender: Male Pronunciation: max-EEM; MAX-im Meaning of Maxim: "greatest" Origin of Maxim: French variation of Maximus Maxim's Popularity in 2019: #985

Maxim Origin and Meaning

The name Maxim is a boy's name of French, Latin origin meaning "greatest".

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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Rank in US: #985

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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.