Maxine Name Meaning & Origin

Maxine

Pronunciation: mak-SEEN (key)

Origin of the name Maxine:

Modern feminine form of Max, a short form of Maximilian, which is a compound name composed from the Latin names Maximus (greatest) and Aemiliānus.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Maxie

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Nicknames for Maxine

Maxi, Maxie, Max, Mitzi, Mack. Mad max, Maximus, Pepsi, Maxineo, Maxie-Mack, Xine

Meanings and history of the name Maxine

Feminine short form of Max or Maximilian, meaning "great".

Famous real-life people named Maxine

Maxine Waters, American politician
Maxine Nightingale, English R&B and soul music singer
Maxine Peake, English actress
Maxine Kumin, American poet and author
Maxine Hong Kingston, American writer and feminist
Maxine Sanders (born Arline Maxine Morris), co-founder of the Alexandrian Wicca faith
Maxine Greene, American educational philosopher and author
Maxine Kumin, American poet and author
Maxine Hexum (b. 2011), daughter of American singer, songwriter, and rapper Nick Hexum

Maxine in song, story & screen

Maxine, song by the Traveling Wilburys

Maxine 'Max' Coleman, the 7 year old deaf-mute daughter of Kate and John Coleman in the 2009 horror film 'Orphan'

Maxine, comic character featured in a series of Hallmark greeting cards

Maxine Marion Louise Peacock (née Heavey), character on the British soap opera Coronation Street, played by Tracy Shaw

Maxine Barlow, character in the British TV series "Waterloo Road", played by Ellie Paskell

Maxine “Max” Hargrove, a character in the second season of the Netflix original “Stranger Things”

Maxine, 'The Ghost', part of the British underground movement in Robert Muchamore's WWII book series, 'Henderson's Boys'

Maxine “Max” Caulfield, a character in the game ‘Life Is Strange’

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