What does Max mean?
Max \max\ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Maximus.
Max has 26 more related forms via Maxime, Maximilian, Maxwell: Mac▼, Mack▼, Maksim, Maksym, Maksymilian, Massimiliano, Massimo, Maxemilian, Maxemilion, Maxey, Maxie▼, Maxim, Maxime, Maximilian, Maximiliano, Maximilianus, Maximilien, Maximillian▼, Maximino▼, Maximo, Maximos, Maximus, Maxwelle, Maxy, Maxymilian and Maxymillian.
Max has 1 feminine form: Maxine.
Max is a very popular first name for men (#255 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#10037 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Max for boys. Max reached its apex position of #87 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #112 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Max and related names. Maxwell (#107 last year), Maximus (#192), Maximiliano (#344), Maximilian (#445), Maxim (#716), Mack (#803), Maximo (#921), Maxx, Maksim, Maximino, Mac, Maxie and Maximillian are the prominent alternative forms of Max (#112 last year). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.3155%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.3114%, down 1.3%), but with the versions Maximillian, Maxie, Mac, Maximino and Mack becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy boy names in this compilation are Maximiliano (#344), Maximus (#192), Maximilian (#445), Maxwell (#107) and Maxim (#716), and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Maxwell. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)