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What does Maxim mean?

Maxim Pronunciation of Maxim [max-im] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and Maxim means "greatest". Maxim is a version of Maximilian (Latin). Maxim is also a variant of Maximus (Latin): Roman family name derived from maximus.

Associated with: greatest.


Maxim has 3 variants: Maksim, Maksym and Maxime.

11 more different relations via Maximilian, Maximus: Mac, Mack, Maks, Massimo, Max, Maxey, Maxie, Maximino, Maximo, Maximos and Maxy.

Creative forms:
(male) Malim, Manim, ..

(female) Maxite, Maxlia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maxim Neymar (M.N.), ..

How popular is Maxim?

Maxim is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#17719 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Maxim was first listed in 1992 and reached its top position of #688 in the U.S. in 2012, and is currently at #779. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Maxim (#779 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000 are Max (#118 from current records), Maximus (#197), Maximilian (#437), Mack (#661), Maximo (#854), Mac (#1096), Maksim (#1178), Massimo (#1370), Maxie and Maximos. These forms of Maxim reached the height of their popularity 1 year ago (average #1010) and have remained as popular to this day (#971, 1%), but with the form Mack becoming somewhat outmoded. Max is more universally found than the rest, though Maximo has gained in popularity.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maxim, Mac, Mack, Maksim, Massimo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Max, Maxie, Maximilian, Maximo, Maximos, Maximus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Basim, Fahim, Haim, Hakim, Halim, Hayim, Jakim, Karim, Kasim, Mahir, Maik, Majid, Malik, Malin, Maliq, Marik, Marimo, Mario, Marom, Maxx, Nadim, Naim, Qasim, Rahim, Salim, Wasim and Yakim. These names tend to be more frequently used than Maxim.

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