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What does Max mean?

Max Pronunciation of Max as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Max) is pronounced maks. Short form of Maximilian, Maximo, or Maxwell. Writer Max Beerbohm; actor Max von Sydow. Also form of Maximus.



VARIANTS Maks, Maxence, Maxson, Maxx

RELATED FORMS VIA MAXIMILIAN, MAXWELL Mac, Mack, Maxey, Maxie, Maxim, Maxime, Maximo, Maxy




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How popular is Max?

Max is a very popular first name for men (#255 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#10037 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Max reached its apex position of #96 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #136 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Maxwell (#135 FROM RECENT DATA), Maximus (#212), Maximilian (#448), Mack (#632), Maximo (#800), Maxim (#901), Mac (#1009), Maxx (#1516), Maxie and Maxson are the prominent alternative forms of Max (#136). These relations of Max were favored as birth names in 2016 (AVERAGE #850) and are almost as popular today (#889, 11.2%), but with the version Mack becoming somewhat dated. Max has been the most popular choice, though Maxwell is now the most fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Max, Mac, Mack, Maxie, Maxim in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maximilian, Maximo, Maximus, Maxson, Maxwell, Maxx in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Bax, Dax, Jax, Mac, Man, Mar, Marx, Mat and Maxy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Max.