Gender: Female Origin of Maxima: Latin, feminine variation of Maximus

Maxima Origin and Meaning

The name Maxima is a girl's name of Latin origin.

Maxima -- or indeed any of the feminine Max variations such as Maxine -- just don't have the earthy-yet-stylish elan of Max. Name your daughter Maxima if you must, but just don't make her middle name Nissan.

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Lizzy Lou Says:


Maxime is pronounced Max-eem. So wouldn't this be pronounced Max-eem-ah and not max-e-ma?

Mhill46 Says:


I actually didn't even think of the car when I first saw this name. I think it's very beautiful

mill1020 Says:


Just figured out this is a saint's name! Makes a little more sense now that anybody (Zuckerbergs, etc) would choose it.

headintheclouds Says:


Love this name! Maxima has the same strong, regal, epic, lush and feminine feel to me as Alexandra, and it seems like a timeless and more unusual, yet classic, name choice.

I've never associated this name with the car and didn't know it was so prevalent, but then again I'm lousy with my knowledge in automobiles *shrug*. My primary association was of the Netherlands royal who married into the family. I also did not know that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's daughter's full name was Maxima; I'd assumed that her full name was Max! I think her name is darling.

peachysugarbuns Says:


1994 Nissan Maxima was my first car. Totally a car name to me.

EW314 Says:


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have a daughter called Maxima (nn Max), born in 2015. I think it's a sweet, strong name.

eileen Says:


It's not a car name. Very popular in Argentina. In fact the Queen of the Netherlands is Argentine born Queen Maxima.

indiefendi2 Says:


I wasn't even thinking of the Nissan Maxima when I heard this. I think it's a cool name.

cassidyshell Says:


Don't do it. If your really hell bent on a car name. Pick a cool car, name her Porsche or Lotus.