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Pronunciation

mæks

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch

Meaning

Max is widely used in most of northern Europe, especially Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as the English speaking world. This is a name that is often a shortening, most likely from Maximus, Maximilian or Maxwell, but sometimes a given name in its own right. From the Latin, meaning “greatest” this is a short yet strong name for a boy.

Rank in the year 2015

Max was ranked #203 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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