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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. Writer Max Beerbohm; actor Max von Sydow.


Max has 4 variants: Maks, Maxence, Maxson and Maxx.

Affiliated boy name: Maximus.

Max has 8 more related forms via Maximilian, Maxwell: Mac, Mack, Maxey, Maxie, Maxim, Maxime, Maximo and Maxy.

Max has 1 feminine form: Maxine.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Mamax, ..

(female) Mani, Maxia, ..

How popular is Max?

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)


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

Shown below is the birth name history of Max for boys. Max reached its apex position of #96 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #112 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of Max and related names. Maxwell (#107 from recent data), Maximus (#192), Maximilian (#445), Maxim (#716), Mack (#803), Maximo (#921), Maxx (#1057), Mac (#1150), Maxson (#1994) and Maxie are the prominent alternative forms of Max (#112 from recent data). These relations of Max were favored as birth names in 2014 (average #863), except for the version Mack which have become somewhat dated. Max has been the most popular choice, though Maxwell is now the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Max, Mac, Mack, Maxie, Maxim in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maximilian, Maximo, Maximus, Maxson, Maxwell, Maxx in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Max, Maximilian, Maxwell outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bax, Dax, Jax, Man, Mar, Marx and Mat. These names tend to be less frequently used than Max.