[ 1 syll. max, ma-x ] The baby boy name Max is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is MAEKS (English) or MAAKS (German) †. Max is used chiefly in the Dutch, English, German, Scandinavian, and Latin languages, and its origin is Latin and Old English.
In addition, Max is a contraction of the name Maximilian (English and German).
Max is also a contraction of the name Maxwell (English and Scottish) in the English and Latin languages.
The name Maxine (English and German) is the female form of Max.
Max has 16 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Macks, Maxan, Maxe, Maxea, Maxee, Maxen, Maxey, Maxi, Maxin, Maxon, Maxx, and Maxyn. The diminutive forms Maxie (also used in Spanish) and Maxy are other English variants. Maks (Hungarian) and Miksa (Hungarian) are foreign variants of Max.
Max is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1960s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2011, 0.195% of baby boys were given the name Max. It ranked at #96 then. In 2018, its usage was 0.148% and its ranking #136, and it was the 2nd most popular after Maxwell, out of all boy names in its group. In 2018, it was used 0.675% more than Max. Max has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Max: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Max:
Actor Max Schreck, born 4 September 1879 - 1936, Berlin, Germany.
Actor Max von Sydow, born 10 April 1929, Lund, Sweden.
Fictional Character Mad Max, born 1979.