Maxine Origin and Meaning

The name Maxine is girl's name of Latin origin meaning "greatest".
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.
# 701 in the US

Maxine Rank in US Top 1000

Maxine Popularity

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Famous People Named Maxine

  • Maxine Frank SingerAmerican molecular biologist
  • Maxine AudleyBritish actress
  • Maxine Hong KingstonAmerican novelist
  • Maxine Moore Carr WatersU.S. Congresswoman from California
  • Maxine MawhinneyNorthern Irish newscaster
  • Maxine KuminAmerican poet
  • Maxine PeakeEnglish actress
  • Maxine Margaret McKewAustralian MP
  • Maxine Elliott (born Jessie McDermott)American stage actress
  • Maxine Sullivan (born Marietta Williams)American jazz singer
  • Maxine Nightingalesinger
  • Maxine MagalonaFilipino actress
  • Maxine SwannAmerican author
  • Maxine SandersEnglish occultist, co,founder of Alexandrian Wicca
  • Maxine Birleybirth name of Anglo,Irish fashion model Maxime de La Falaise
  • Maxine Hexum (b. 2011)daughter of American singer Nick Hexum

Maxine in Pop Culture

  • Maxine "Max" Mayfieldcharacter on TV's Stranger Things
  • Maxine Stephanie Blake Minnivercharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Maxine Fortenberrycharacter on TV's "True Blood"
  • Maxine Greycharacter on TV's "Judging Amy"
  • Maxine Joseph Chadwaycharacter in the movie/TV series "Soul Food"
  • Maxine George "Max" Blacka main character on TV's "2 Broke Girls"
  • Maxine "Max" Hardycharacter on TV's "The Following"
  • Maxine Denvercharacter on TV's "The Forgotten"
  • Maxine Felice "Max" Shawcharacter on TV's "Living Single"
  • Maxine "Max" Gibsoncharacter in DC Universe
  • Maxinethe spunky old lady found on Hallmark cards
  • Maxine "Max" Caulfieldcharacter in "Life Is Strange"
  • Maxine SmallCharacter on TV's "Girl vs Boy"
  • Maxine Williamscharacter on Danielle Steel's novel "Rogue"
  • Maxine Griffincharacter on TV's "Quantico"
  • Maxine Conwaycharacter on Australian TV series "Wentworth"
  • Maxine Faulkcharacter in Tenessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana"