The name Maximilian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "greatest". Maximilian is ranked #448 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
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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.
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