Maximilien Name Meaning & Origin
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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French form of Maximilian.
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Maximilien Robespierre, influential figure of the French Revolution.
Maximilien Sébastien Foy, French military leader (under Napoleon) and statesman.
Maximilien de Furstenberg, Roman Catholic Cardinal.
Maximilien de Béthune, duc de Sully, French statesman under Henry IV.
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