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Updated January 24, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : The greatest

What does Maximus mean and stand for?

The name Maximus is of Latin origin and means "the greatest." It started as a Roman family name.

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How Popular Is The Name Maximus

What Does the Name Maximus Mean?

The name Maximus is Latin and means "greatest." It was originally a title of honor given to Latin military commanders who were successful.

How Popular is the Name Maximus?

Maximus is the number 263 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. The name was in the top 400 for a while, but enjoyed some popularity between 2011 and 2016. Since then, it has slowly decreased in popularity.

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Popularity of the Name Maximus in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Maximus was at its peak popularity in March 2020.

Maximus was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Virgnina
  2. Mississippi
  3. Kansas
  4. New York
  5. Texas

Famous People Named Maximus and Maximus in Pop Culture

A powerful name centuries old, Maximus has countless notable namesakes. One of the earliest Maximus's is Saint Maximus the Confessor, the patron saint of babies and the dying. Other older namesakes are Saint Maximus the Greek, Greek monk Maximus Planudes, and philosopher Maximus of Tyre. LeBron James chose the name for his son's middle name, giving Maximus a boost in popularity. Not to mention, there are characters named Maximus in Gladiator, Tangled, and Marvel Comics.

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