The name Maxine is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "greatest". Maxine is ranked #874 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Hipster British Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".
From the experts:
With the success of all names Max, from Max itself to Maxwell to Maxfield to Maximilian, it's just possible that Maxine could be lured away from her mah-jongg game at the clubhouse and into the nursery. She's already been chosen by hip musician Nick Hexum for his daughter, sister to Echo.
Maxine was a Top 100 name from 1915 to 1930, attached to such celebs at the time as actress Maxine Elliott and one of the singing Andrews Sisters, and now to Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Chinese-born writer Maxine Hong Kingston. Reentered the US Top 1000 after a two decade absence in 2016.