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Maximo is a prominent baby name for boys. As the Spanish variation of an Old Roman family name, Maximo has undergone a major revival for the 21st century. Maximo is a character in the Pokémon series, and Maximo was also the name of a character in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Maximo:

Maximo is a Spanish boy's name with a Latin origin meaning “the greatest.”

Maximo originates from the Latin word maximus (meaning “the greatest”). Maximus was originally used as a way to honor great commanders in the military, then it was used as a cognomen. It later became a popular first name and was the name of Saint Maximus the Confessor.

Symbolism of the name Maximo:

Maximo is the Spanish cognate of the Latin name Maximus (meaning “the greatest”). During the Roman Empire, Maximus was a cognomen that later became a first name. The symbol of Maximus was the imperial shield.

Nicknames for the name Maximo:

As all names derived from the Latin name Maximus, the most common nickname is Max. You aren't stuck with Max as the only option, however. Below is a list of nicknames that go well with the name Maximo. You are sure to find the perfect name for your baby boy from this list.

Style of the name Maximo:


Gender of the name Maximo:

Maximo is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Maximo:


Number of syllables in the name Maximo:


Emotion evoked from the name Maximo:

The name Maximo evokes feelings of generosity and gusto.

Alternative spellings for the name Maximo:

  • Massimo
  • Maksimo

Popularity of the name Maximo:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Maximo was the 731st most popular baby name for boys in 2021.

Great middle names for Maximo and their meanings:

  • Atticus (person from Attica)
  • Alfonso (ready for battle)
  • Bogusław (glory of God)
  • Brody (broad island, deep valley)
  • Carson (free settlement, marsh dwelling)
  • Donald (ruler of the world)
  • Eduardo (wealthy guardian)
  • Giustino (just, fair, righteous)
  • Juan (God is gracious)
  • Hugo (fiery)
  • Leon (lion)
  • Nicolai (victory of the people)
  • Roscoe (roebuck forest)
  • Trevor (big village, large settlement)

Famous people with the name Maximo:

  • Maximo Arellano (actor)
  • Maximo Andre Biennès (priest)
  • Maximo Saul Menem Bolocco (son of actress Cecilia Carolina Bolocco)
  • Maximo Gomez (brigadier general)
  • Maximo Gonzalez (tennis player)
  • Maximo Huerta Hernandez (television presenter)
  • Maximo Pacheco Matte (economist)
  • Maximo Nelson (baseball player)
  • Maximo Gianfranco Sorrentino (actor)
  • Maximo (character in the Pokémon series)
  • Maximo (character in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series)
  • Maximo Park (British alternative rock band)
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