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Gender: Female Meaning of Maxine: "greatest" Origin of Maxine: Latin Maxine's Popularity in 2018: #847

The name Maxine is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "greatest". Maxine is ranked #847 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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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.

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Famous People Named Maxine

Pop Culture References for the name Maxine

Maxina, Maxyne, Maxeen, Max, Maxna, Maxena, Maxima, Maxa, Maxene, Maxie

Maxine's International Variations

Maxime (French)

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