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What does Maxine mean?

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

ASSOCIATED WITH Ma-, -ine, greatest


VARIANTS Massima, Max, Maxeen, Maxena, Maxence, Maxene, Maxi, Maxie, Maxime, Maximina, Maxina, Maxy




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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)

Maxine reached its peak position of #84 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is currently at #1108. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Maxie and Maxene are the prominent alternative forms of Maxine (#1108 IN RECENT RANKINGS) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Maxine was at its highest a century ago (AVERAGE #903) and is now much less (#1702, DOWN 95.8%), 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 sound-alike 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.

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