What does Maxim mean?
Maxim \max-xim\ as a name for boys. Maxim's root is Latin, and Maxim means "greatest". Maxim is a derivative of Maximilian (Latin). Maxim is also a variant of Maximus (Latin): Roman family name derived from maximus.
Maxim has 21 more different forms via Maximilian, Maximus: Mac▼, Mack▼, Maks, Maksymilian, Massimiliano, Massimo, Max, Maxemilian, Maxemilion, Maxey, Maxie▼, Maximiliano, Maximilianus, Maximilien, Maximillian▼, Maximino▼, Maximo, Maximos, Maxy, Maxymilian and Maxymillian.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Maxim for boys. Maxim was first listed in 2000 and reached its top position of #688 in the U.S. in 2012, and is currently at #716. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Maxim and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Maxim (#716 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Max (#112 the previous year), Maximus (#192), Maximiliano (#344), Maximilian (#445), Mack (#803), Maximo (#921), Maximino, Maximillian, Maxie, Maksim and Mac. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.2938%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.2889%, down 1.6%), but with the forms Mac, Maxie, Maximillian, Maximino and Mack becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns here are Maximiliano (#344), Maximus (#192), Maximilian (#445), Maxim (#716) and Max (#112), with Max going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)