Maximilian is a male-given name of Latin origin. Sharing its meaning to variants “Maxwell,” “Max,” and girl’s name “Maxine,” Maximilian translates to “greatest.” The name was popular among monarchs during the 15th and 16th centuries before making its way to the kings and queens of popular culture. But our modern-day music royals also seem to have fallen under its spell; Jennifer Lopez chose Maximilian for her little one, while pop diva Christina Aguilera opted for the cute nickname “Max.” Baby will no doubt be the best thing that’s ever happened to you, so a name meaning “greatest” just makes sense.
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