Max: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Max | Boys
Origin of the name Max:
A short form of Maximulian, Max is also bestowed as an independent given name.
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I couldn't put these in real-life namesakes -- but there is a lot of Max in fashion -- BCBG Max Azria; Max Mara; and of course, TJ Maxx!
Max is a nickname for a lot of names, including: Maximo, Maximino, Maximiliano, Maximilian, Maximillian, Maximilien, Maxim, and Maxwell.
Since Max is the name of the main character in Where the Wilds Things Are, I immediately fell in love with it. It has a sense of childhood and emotional strength, power and courage.
I love Where The Wild Things Are and I Love the name Max!
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My cousin just named her twins Abigail Michele and Max Anthony. Although I don't like Michelle with only one "l," I really like the way "Max and Abby" sounds. There was dispute over whether his full name should be Maximus or Maxwell, but they decided Max was enough for him.
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Physicist Max Planck
Max Ernst, surrealist artist
Max Beckmann, German expressionist artist
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The young hero of "Where the Wild Things Are"; '80s wacko tv series Max Headroom. There was also Valley Girl speak in which you used to say "To the max!!!"; Mad Max of Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome fame; Animated children's series Max and Ruby.
Max Bialystock, character in Mel Brooks' "The Producers"
Max Russo, character form Wizards of Waverly Place, a wizard, youngest of his brother Justin and sister Alex, portrayed by Jake T. Austin
Max Lightwood (short for Maxwell)- character in Cassandra Clare's book series, The Mortal Instruments.
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Global Popularity of the Name Max
- #3 in Belarus
- #11 in Germany
- #16 in Australia (Victoria)
- #18 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #19 in Netherlands
- #19 in New Zealand
- #25 in Sweden
- #30 in England
- #32 in Scotland
- #72 in Ireland
- #90 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #101 in Canada (Alberta)
- #112 in Norway
- #126 in United States
- #330 in Canada (Quebec)