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Maximus has classical origins and even a popular diminutive that goes with it, Max. Despite being around since the seventh century, the name entered the Social Security Index in 2000. It still retains the meaning of “greatest,” even centuries later.

Meaning and Origin of the name Maximus:

Maximus is a distinguished boy's name of Latin origin meaning “greatest.”

Maximus began as a Roman family name prior to the seventh century. The surname was primarily reserved for families of military commanders who had high honor in their community. It became a first name after the popularity of a monk by the name of Saint Maximus in Constantinople.

Symbolism of the name Maximus:

The baby name Maximus means “greatest” in Latin as it was reserved for the best the military could offer. It would make sense that these individuals, therefore, were the greatest commanders.

Nicknames for the name Maximus:

Maximus is a strong and powerful name for boys. The most common nickname for Maximus is Max. However, there are several other nicknames you can use. Below is a list of nicknames for Maximus to help you find the greatest one for your baby boy.

Style of the name Maximus:


Gender of the name Maximus:

Maximus is a strong name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Maximus:


Number of syllables in the name Maximus:


Emotion evoked from the name Maximus:

Maximus is a very strong and powerful name. It has with it a lot of pride and maturity.

Alternative spellings for the name Maximus:

  • Maxximus
  • Macksimus
  • Maksimus
  • Maxymus
  • Macksymus

Popularity of the name Maximus:

Maximus became a top 1,000 name in America in the year 2000 at rank 851. In 2013, the name ascended to top 200 status, where it remained until 2016. As of 2020, Maximus ranks at number 250 for boys.

Great middle names for Maximus and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Maximus:

  • Maximus Planudes (monk and scholar)
  • Maximus of Tyre (Greek philosopher)
  • Maximus the Greek (scholar and monk)
  • Maximus the Confessor (Byzantine monk)
  • Maximus Meridius (main character from “Gladiator”)
  • Maximus (horse from “Tangled”)
  • Maximus (character from Marvel comics)
  • Maximus Cross (character from “The Masked Truth”)
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