US Popularity:297
Other Origin(s):Roman
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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Max Carver
    TV Actor
  • Max Charles
  • Max Fleischer
  • Max Green
  • Max Scherzer
    Baseball Player
  • Max Schneider
    TV Actor
  • Peter Max

Max Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Max is currently #358 on The Bump
Boy:Max is currently #208 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Max is currently #262 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Max is currently #297 in U.S. births
Boy:Max is currently #163 in U.S. births
Girl:Max is currently #2474 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 670
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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