Maximus - boys name

Maximus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Maximus name meaning:

The name Maximus is of Latin origin and carries a strong and powerful meaning. Derived from the Latin word "maximus," it translates to "greatest" or "largest" in English. As a name, Maximus conveys a sense of strength, leadership, and excellence.

People named Maximus are often seen as ambitious, determined, and highly capable individuals. They possess a natural charisma that attracts others and a strong desire to succeed. Maximus is associated with qualities such as bravery, courage, and resilience, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name that embodies strength.

The name Maximus has gained popularity due to its historical and cultural associations. In ancient Rome, it was often given to military leaders and emperors, symbolizing their power and authority. In modern times, the name has been popularized by various films and literature, including the famous character Maximus Decimus Meridius from the movie "Gladiator." Overall, Maximus is a name that carries a sense of grandeur and prominence, making it an appealing choice for parents who desire a strong and impactful name for their son.

Origin: Latin



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Overall UK ranking: 180 out of 4789

293 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Maximus

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