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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 has 3 variant forms: Maksim, Maksym, Maxime.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maxim name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maxim outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maksim, Maxim, Maximilian, Maximus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maxim, Maximilian, Maximus outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Maxie and Maximo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Maxim.