Meaning and name origin
Maxim \max-xim\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Maxim is "greatest". Maxim is a variant of Maximilian (Latin): the name of three Roman emperors and various saints. Also a variant of Maximus (Latin): roman family name derived from maximus.
Maxim is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10459 out of 88799, Top 12%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maxim for boys. Maxim reached its highest rank of #688 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Maxim and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maximus (#192), Maximilian (#445), Maxim (#716) and Maksim. (2014 statistics).