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 (#11823 out of 88799, Top 13%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2013 and have remained as popular to this day, but with the versions Maximino, Maximillian, Maxie, Mac 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), with Maxwell enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)