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What does Maxine mean?

Maxine /max-ine/ as a girls' name is pronounced mak-SEEN. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Maxine is "greatest". Feminine of Max.


Maxine has 12 variants: Massima, Max, Maxeen, Maxena, Maxence, Maxene, Maxi, Maxie, Maxime, Maximina, Maxina and Maxy.

Affiliated girl name: Jaxine.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Maline, Maxnie, ..

(male) Maxe, Maxinemo, ..

How popular is Maxine?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Maxine for girls. Maxine reached its peak position of #84 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is currently at #1199. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maxine name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maxine outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Maxine and related names. Maxie and Maxene are the prominent alternative forms of Maxine (#1199 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Maxine was at its highest 9 decades ago (average #903) and is now much less (#1733, down 96.3%), with the version Maxine falling out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Carine, Daline, Davine, Faline, Jacine, Jadine, Jaine, Jaline, Janine, Karine, Laine, Larine, Lexine, Macie, Macon, Madina, Mahina, Maime, Maire, Makena, Malina, Malinde, Mamie, Marcine, Mariane, Marice, Marie, Marike, Marin, Marina, Marine, Marinn, Marise, Marline, Marne, Martine, Masina, Mason, Massina, Maurine, Mavina, Maxima, Mazie, Mazine, Meline, Morine, Nadine, Nanine, Narine, Paine, Raine, Rasine, Rexine, Roxine, Sabine, Sarine and Savine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maxine.