Meaning and Name Origin
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Jaxine.
Maxine is a very popular first name for women (#254 out of 4276, Top 6%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Maxine for girls. Maxine entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #82 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Maxine and related names. Maxie is the only other prominent alternative form of Maxine. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1910-1919 and is now much less, with the versions Maxine and Maxie becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)