Maximilian - boys name

Maximilian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Maximilian name meaning:

The name Maximilian is of Latin origin and carries a strong and powerful meaning. It is derived from the Latin name Maximilianus, which itself is a combination of two elements. The first element is maximus, meaning "greatest" or "largest," and the second element is a reference to the Roman family name Aemilius, which has its roots in the Latin word "aemulus," meaning "rival."

Thus, the name Maximilian can be interpreted as "the greatest rival" or "the greatest one to rival." It signifies strength, ambition, and determination. People with this name are often seen as confident individuals who strive to be the best in whatever they pursue. Maximilian also has historical connotations, as it was borne by several influential figures throughout history, including Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Overall, the name Maximilian embodies a sense of greatness and competitive spirit, making it a popular choice for parents who wish to instill these qualities in their son.

Origin: Latin


Related names

Maximilian , Maxim , Maxime

Other boys names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 168 out of 4789

319 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (297)

Historical popularity of Maximilian

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