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Max (girl)

What does Max mean?

Max Pronunciation of Max [max] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Max) is a Latin name, and Max means "greatest". Max is a variant form of Maxine (Latin): feminine of Max.

Associated with: greatest.


8 alternative forms via Maxine: Maxeen, Maxena, Maxene, Maxi, Maxie, Maxime, Maxina and Maxy.

1 masculine form: Maks.

Creative forms:
(female) Main, Moux, ..

(male) Mago, Mami, ..

Middle name pairings:
Max Nicolette (M.N.), ..

How popular is Max?

Max is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10037 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Max (unlisted) are Maxene, Maxie and Maxine (#1108 in recent rankings). Adoption of these relations of Max reached its most widespread a century ago (median #903) and has become significantly less since (#1702, 95.8%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maxene, Maxie, Maxine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Max and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Mab, Mae, Mag, Mai, Maj, Mal, Mat and May. These names tend to be more frequently used than Max.

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