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What does Maxime mean?

Maxime Pronunciation of Maxime [maxime] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Maxime) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Maxime is "greatest". Maxime is a French form of Maximilian (Latin). Maxime is also a French form of Maximus (Latin): Roman family name derived from maximus.

Associated with: greatest.


Maxime has 3 variants: Maksim, Maksym and Maxim.

8 more different relations via Maximilian, Maximus: Massimo, Max, Maxey, Maxie, Maximino, Maximo, Maximos and Maxy.

Creative forms:
(male) Maximi, ..

(female) Maximi, Maximy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maxime Brysen (M.B.), ..

How popular is Maxime?

Maxime is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#96918 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Max (#118 last year), Maximus (#197), Maximilian (#437), Maxim (#779), Maximo (#854), Maksim (#1178), Massimo (#1370), Maximos and Maxie are the popular varying forms of Maxime (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Maxime reached its apex in the year 2011 (adoption of 0.4%) and has remained as widespread to this day (adoption 0.4%, 2% less). Max has been the top favorite, although Maximilian seems to be gaining popularity too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maksim, Massimo, Max, Maxie, Maxim in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maximilian, Maximo, Maximos, Maximus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aime, Jaime, Jame, Jayme, Macaire, Mace, Macgee, Mackie, Macrae, Magee, Maguire, Mahir, Mahomet, Maier, Maik, Maimon, Majid, Malik, Malin, Maliq, Malique, Mannie, Manvile (see Manville), Marik, Marimo, Mariner, Marino, Mario, Marion, Marius, Markise, Markize, Marloe, Marmer, Marom, Marque, Martie, Marve, Massie, Mathe, Matias, Matico, Mattie, Maurice, Maurie, Maurise, Maxence, Maxson, Maxx, Mayne, Mike, Moise, Morice, Mosie and Prime. These names tend to be more frequently used than Maxime.

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