Meaning and name origin
Max \max\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Max), is pronounced maks. Short form of Maximilian, Maximo, or Maxwell. Maxime (max-EEM) is a French form. Writer Max Beerbohm; actor Max von Sydow.
There is 1 feminine form of Max: Maxine.
Max is a very popular first name for males (#255 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11823 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Max for boys. Max reached its highest rank of #87 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Max and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maxwell (#107), Max (#112), Maximilian (#445), Maximo (#921) and Maxx. (2014 statistics).