Maximus Origin and Meaning

The name Maximus is 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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Famous People Named Maximus

  • Saint Maximus the Confessor6th century Byzantine monk, patron of babies and the dying
  • Saint Maximus the GreekGreek,Russian monk and scholar
  • Maximus PlanudesByzantine Greek monk and scholar
  • Maximus of TyreGreek rhetorician and philosopher
  • Maximus Johnity OngkiliMalaysian politician
  • Marius MaximusRoman biographer
  • Maximus Jack Szczerbiak (b. 2008)son of basketball player Wally Szczerbiak & Shannon Ward
  • Maximus Colin Ponton (b. 2012)son of trainer and TV personality Shannan Ponton
  • Bryce Maximus James (b. 2007)son of basketballer LeBron James
  • Prometheus Maximus Uygurson of Young Turks host Cenk Uygur
  • Maximus Lipovetskyson of Youtube personality Valeria Lipovetsky

Maximus in Pop Culture

  • Maximus Decimus Meridiusmain character in movie "Gladiator"
  • Maximus "Max" white horse in Disney movie "Tangled".
  • MaximusMarvel Comics character
  • Maximus Crosscharacter in "The Masked Truth" by Kelley Armstrong