Max has origins in English and German. As a shortened version of Maximilian and Maxwell, the name is generally understood to mean "greatest." In recent years, Max has been slowly increasing in popularity in the United States, but the name is more commonly used in England and Ireland.
Similar Names: Maxx, Maxey
Famous Max Names: Max Thieriot (actor), Max Irons (actor)
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