Gender: Masculine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Greatest.”

Pronunciation: (MAKS-ih-muss)

Nicknames: Max, Maxime, Maxus

Detail: From the Roman byname derived from the Latin maximus, “greatest”.

This was the name of a 7th century monk and theologian from Constantinople, Saint Maximus.

Male Variations:

  • Massimo (Italian)
  • Maxence (French) [mak-SAHN-seh] Listen
  • Maxime (French)
  • Maximillian (English)
  • Maximo (Spanish)
  • Maximus (Ancient Roman)

Female Variations:

  • Maxima (Ancient Roman)
  • Maxine (French)