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What does Maxim mean?

Maxim /max-im/ as a name for boys. Maxim's root is 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.

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

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

(female) Maximmi, Maxmi, ..

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)


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

Displayed below is the birth name history of Maxim for boys. Maxim was first listed in 1992 and reached its top position of #688 in the U.S. in 2012, and is currently at #716. (2014 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.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Maxim and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Maxim (#716 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000 are Max (#112 from current records), Maximus (#192), Maximilian (#445), Mack (#803), Maximo (#921), Mac (#1150), Maksim (#1325), Massimo (#1447), Maxie and Maximos. These forms of Maxim were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (average #1010), except for the form Mack which have become somewhat outmoded. Max is more universally found than the rest, though Maxim 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.