Maximus Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Maximus:
Derived from the Latin maximus (greatest).
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Maximus is my cats name. i named him after The movie Gladiator.
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We named our son Maximus Henry (2013). He goes by Max and we love it. He has a twin sister named Lucy so they are "Max and Lucy." Maximus/Max is a strong name. Maximus means "greatest" and after a trying time in our lives, the gift of the twins from God was the greatest gift God could have given us.
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Maximus Prime (Transformers)
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In Roman history Maximus was a title given to generals who defeated their enemies in battle. For example, Constantine I achieved great victory over Germania and was awarded the title "Germanicus Maximus."
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Maximus is the main character of the 2000 movie "Gladiator": Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And he will have his vengeance in this life or the next.