Gender: Male Meaning of Maximus: "greatest" Origin of Maximus: Latin Maximus's Popularity in 2019: #228

Maximus Origin and Meaning

The name Maximus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "greatest".

The powerful name of the powerful character played by Russell Crowe in the 2000 film Gladiator first appeared on the popularity charts that same year. Max to the max. One time considered a "too much name" name, Maximus has entered the realm of possibility.

Maximus was originally a Latin title of honor given to successful military commanders, such as Quintus Fabius Maximus, and then came to be a personal name, borne by several early saints.

In George Eliot's novel Felix Holt: The Radical, Maximus Debarry is very much an aristocrat. LeBron James used it as the middle name for his son Bryce.

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Rank in US: #228

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Maximus's International Variations

Maximino (Portuguese) Maxsimiano, Maximiano, Másimio, Masimiano, Máximo, Miximino, Méssimo, Máxcimo (Spanish) Massimo (Italian) Maxime (French) Makimus (Polish) Maximos (Greek) Màmus (Gaelic)


Selkit Says:


I could never hear this name without thinking of the Gladiator character.

Ruanne Says:


If you're tired of the nickname Max, Moose would be pretty amazing.

Haids1987 Says:


First name Gluteus?

kertheshe Says:


Great name, would definitely name my kid this. The nickname would be 'Max', though.

ZPK Says:


I love names like that too but always considered them guilty pleasures. Maximus, Crixus, Tiberius, Cassius and Marcus are all great names. I even like Spartacus.

ZPK Says:


My favorite Max name for a boy.

indiefendi2 Says:


I love those -us names. Is it weird that I would to use Invictus ("unconquerable") for a name?!

eveyalecia Says:


Reminds me of ancient Rome. My personal favorite of the Max names.

lesliemarion Says:


I can't help it; it sounds like a dirty old playboy to me. Give me the cozy Maxwell or the artistic Maxfield any day.