Maximus started life in Ancient Rome, as a cognomen, which is an extra name given to a Roman citizen, often used as a nickname and sometimes passed down from father to son. Although popular in antiquity it was largely unknown in the Middle Ages. It resurfaced again in the English speaking world around the turn of the millennium.
Rank in the year 2015
Maximus was ranked #353 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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