What does Maxim mean?
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.
(male) Malim, Manim, ..
(female) Maximma, Maximme, .. Middle name pairings:
Maxim Shimon (M.S.), ..
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 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 #779. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Maxim and corresponding 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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.