Maximilian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maximilian

Maximilian

Pronunciation: mak-sə-MIL-yən (key)

Origin of the name Maximilian:

Arose as a blending of the Latin Maximus (greatest) and Aemiliānus by the Emperor Frederich III, who bestowed it upon his first-born son, Maximilian I (1459 - 1519), in honor of two famous Roman generals. Maximus is directly derived from maximus (greatest), but the etymology of Aemiliānus is uncertain.

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Comments and insights on the name Maximilian: | Edit

What a nice name! I love Max as a nickname. Maximilian is much better than the more newly coined "Maximillian", with two l's.

Personal experiences with the name Maximilian: | Edit

I had a friend named Max who everyone called Maximilian in school.It was fun to use a longer name for the shorter name he went by.It is one of those names that sounds sophisticated and sensible.

Nicknames for Maximilian: | Edit

Max, Maxy, Milo, Miles

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Famous real-life people named Maximilian: | Edit

St. Maximilian Kolbe who died in a Nazi concentration camp by lethal injection after starving him didn't work.
Maximilian I of Mexico, Mexican Emperor (known as Maximiliano in Mexico)

Maximilian in song, story & screen: | Edit

The awesome red robot with buzz-saw hands in Disney's 1979 film The Black Hole

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