Origin:German
Popularity:279
Meaning:Greatest
Max is a gender-neutral name of German origin long-held in awe in imaginations, young and old. Its place in popular culture has made Max an enduring title recognized across the world, often associated with the Roman family name Maximus. A short form of the titular character of The Gladiator, Max takes on Maximus's meaning of "greatness" with relish. It's a translation earned through centuries of prominence with Maximus inspiring and captivating since the Classical Era—long before Russell Crowe invigorated it with presence and iconic quotes. Bestowing Max upon your little one is to expose them to a motivating lineage of emperors, icons, and Roman generals.

Famous People Named Max

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  • Max Carver
    TV Actor
  • Max Charles
    Actor
  • Max Fleischer
    Cartoonist
  • Max Green
    Bassist
  • Max Scherzer
    Baseball Player
  • Max Schneider
    TV Actor
  • Peter Max
    Artist

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