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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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