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What does Maximus mean?

Maximus Pronunciation of Maximus as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Maximus is "greatest". Roman family name derived from maximus. The name of several saints, including the seventh-century monk, theologian and scholar known as Maximus the Confessor. Also form of Maximilian.


ASSOCIATED WITH greatest, roman, saints, monk


VARIANTS Mac, Mack, Maks, Maksim, Maksym, Max, Maxey, Maxie, Maxim, Maxime, Maximo, Maximos, Maxy



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How popular is Maximus?

Maximus is an uncommon first name for men. Maximus is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Maximus entered the list in 2000 and reached its apex rank of #189 in the U.S. in the year 2016. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maximus name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Maximus (#189 IN 2016) are Mac (#1120), Mack (#697), Maksim (#1268), Max (#118), Maxie, Maxim (#848), Maximilian (#432), Maximo (#757) and Maximos. Adoption of these forms of Maximus is well-received among parents today (AVERAGE #942), except for the form Mack which has become less fashionable. Max is more widely used than the rest, though Maxim has become popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maximus, Mac, Mack, Maksim, Max in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Artimus, Cadmus, Caius, Dacius, Darious, Darius, Decimus, Fabius, Fabiyus, Gaius, Jairus, Jarius, Kadmus, Magnus, Magus, Mahmud, Maimon, Malique, Malmun, Mamun, Manus, Marcus, Marianus, Marimo, Marinos, Marinus, Marius, Markus, Marquus, Martinus, Mateus, Matias, Mattaus, Maurus, Maximino, Rasmus, Tacitus and Vasilus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Maximus.

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