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.
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)
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 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Maxim and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Maxim (#716 from current records) appearing in the Top 1000 are Max (#112 from current records), Maximus (#192), Maximilian (#445), Mack (#803), Maximo (#921), Maximino, Maxie, Maksim and Mac. These forms of Maxim reached the height of their popularity in 2013 (average #712) and have remained as popular to this day (#718, ▼2%), but with the forms Mac, Maxie, Maximino and Mack becoming less stylish. Max is more universally found than the rest, though Maxim has gained in popularity.
Suggested similar baby names are Basim, Fahim, Haim, Hakim, Halim, Hayim, Jakim, Karim, Kasim, Mahir, Maik, Majid, Malik, Maliq, Marik, Marimo, Mario, Marom, Maxx, Nadim, Qasim, Rahim, Salim, Wasim and Yakim. These names tend to be more frequently used than Maxim.