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What does Maksim mean?

Maksim [mak-sim] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Maksim means "greatest". Maksim is an alternate spelling of Maximilian (Latin) with the prefix Mak-. Maksim is also a form of Maximus (Latin): Roman family name derived from maximus.

Associated with: greatest.


Maksim has 3 variants: Maksym, Maxim and Maxime.

Maksim has 4 more related forms via Maximilian, Maximus: Maks, Massimo, Maxie and Maximo.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Macsim, Maksimmo, ..

(female) Maksimma, Maksimmi, ..

How popular is Maksim?

Maksim is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#114166 out of 150436, Top 76%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Presented below is the birth name history of Maksim for boys. Maksim entered the list in 2007 and reached its apex rank of #967 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #1325 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Maksim and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Maksim (#1325 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Massimo (#1447 from current records), Maxie, Maxim (#716), Maximilian (#445), Maximo (#921) and Maximus (#192). Other forms, like Maksym, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Maksim is well-received among parents in 2014 (adoption of 0.2%). Maxim, Maximilian, Maximo and Maximus are four of the more trendy boy names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maksim, Massimo, Maxie, Maxim, Maximilian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maximo, Maximus in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Akhim, Akim, Basim, Fahim, Haakim, Haim, Hakim, Hashim, Hayyim, Ioakim, Jachim, Jakim, Karim, Kasim, Kassim, Machin, Macklin, Mads, Mahir, Majid, Makai, Makani, Makari, Makario, Makary, Makena, Makoto, Malcom, Malik, Maliq, Malkam, Malkolm, Mallik, Mallin, Malvin, Manheim, Mannie, Mannix, Mansel, Mansur, Marcio, Marik, Marimo, Mario, Markham, Mars, Marsdin, Marsh, Marti, Martie, Martin, Marvin, Marwin, Maslin, Mason, Masos, Massen, Massey, Massie, Masson, Mats, Matti, Maurie, Maurin, Maurio, Maxson, Mays, Miki, Mikio, Nissim, Qasim, Rahim, Wasim, Yachim and Yakim. These names tend to be more commonly used than Maksim.