Max - boys name

Max name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Max name meaning:

The name Max is derived from the Latin name Maximus, which means "greatest" or "largest." It is often considered a short form or nickname of names such as Maximilian or Maxwell. Max has become a popular name choice for boys in recent years, known for its strong and masculine sound.

Boys named Max are often associated with qualities such as confidence, leadership, and ambition. The name Max exudes a sense of strength and power, making it a fitting choice for parents who want a name that reflects these attributes. Max is also often seen as a cool and modern name, appealing to parents who desire a name that is both classic and trendy.

Max is a versatile name, suitable for boys of various backgrounds and interests. Whether it be a scientist, an athlete, or an artist, the name Max can adapt to any career or passion. In addition, Max is a name that transcends time and generations, as it has remained popular throughout different eras. Overall, the name Max carries a sense of greatness and accomplishment, making it a meaningful and impactful choice for any boy.

Origin: Latin

The greatest.


Unisex names

Related names

Max , Maxie , Maxim , Maxime

Other boys names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 34 out of 4789

1650 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (21)
  • England (34)
  • Wales (44)

Historical popularity of Max

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Max from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Max in 2024