Maxine Name Meaning & Origin
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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We decided on naming our 2nd girl Maxyne. We changed the spelling up. We wanted something different yet cute. Her sister's name is Molly. I love "Max" for a nickname. Her 5 year old sister insists on calling her "Maxy". We will see what she ends up being called. When i tell people her name I have gotten a lot of of " oh is that after someone ". I'm assuming because it is an older name that you don't hear very often these days.
- Personal experiences with the name Maxine
My name is Maxine. I must say this is typically how a conversation goes when I first meet someone.
I think this name got ruined by those stupid old lady cartoons.
-What's your name?
- Mac...mac what?
-Oh. Cool name.
Other than no one really understanding it at first, it's a cool name to have. I hated it when I was a kid. But then when I got older I realized that I've only met 3 other Maxine's in my lifetime. Whenever I go out and hear someone call my name, I know they are probably talking to me, so I'm not one of twenty people who turns to look. However, you are victim to the nickname Maxi-pad. Unoriginal!
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My name is also Maxine. When I was younger my older sister called me Maxi-pad and it was extremely bothersome. However, I now quite enjoy my name. It is very original. My best friend's name is Hannah, and a lot of the time when we are in school someone will call out to a Hannah and she turns to look, but they are not calling to her. She is always complaining about how unoriginal her name is. I am grateful my name is nothing like that. But a lot of the time people try to call me Maxi, which is something I hate. I am always telling people how that is NOT my name.
Hey my name is Maxine. My friends and family call me Max,Maxi and Maxineo (Max-een-eo.)I prefer Maxi tbh. I have never been called Maxi-Pad. When i was at school i was bullied a lot but none ever thought of that. Anyway. Once of my friend's mum's name is Maxine. I have met her a few times but she doesn't exactly like me. I love my name and i would never change it, ever.
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I named my first car Maxine. My parents bought it for me for my sixteenth birthday. It was a Bimmer.
My daughter's name is Maxine, and we've gotten nothing but compliments on it. Mostly we just call her Max though. I've never met another Maxine.
- 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’