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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 3 variants: Maksim, Maksym and Maxime.

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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mac, Mack, Maksim, Max, Maxie, Maxim, Maximilian, Maximiliano, Maximillian, Maximino in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maximo, Maximus in U.S.

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