Max

Max - A unique male name



  Dec 08,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Max, meaning greatest, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #118. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Max and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Max? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Max. The baby boy name Max was given to 3,658 baby boys in 2012, ranking #105 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 449 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Max peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2011 on position 96.



Famous with this name

Max Meyr
Max Deacon
Max Greenfield


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Max is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Max is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #54 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #218.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Max is where you live.


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Max origin and meaning

Max is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means greatest. To see famous people named Max, pop culture references for the name Max and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Max

We've found the following names that sound similar to Max, sorted by popularity.

Mike / Micah / Moses / Mack / Mickey / Moises / Moshe / Mekhi / Mose / Messiah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012105
201196
201098
2009104
2008126
2007141
2006160
2005165
2004164
2003162
2002164
2001159
2000165
1999161
1998159
1997194
1996209
1995195
1994189
1993170
1992169
1991175
1990171
1989184
1988197
1987188
1986244
1985277
1984307
1983346
1982379
1981353
1980363
1979376
1978383
1977400
1976387
1975383
1974385
1973372
1972400
1971410
1970369
1969409
1968389
1967380
1966350
1965382
1964347
1963334
1962327
1961304
1960302
1959295
1958282
1957276
1956263
1955257
1954261
1953258
1952244
1951241
1950238
1949233
1948235
1947219
1946204
1945189
1944194
1943186
1942170
1941170
1940165
1939162
1938140
1937141
1936130
1935128
1934126
1933140
1932143
1931141
1930143
1929127
1928126
1927142
1926137
1925127
1924126
1923121
1922116
1921112
1920112
1919110
1918107
1917104
1916105
1915103
1914100
1913101
1912103
1911112
1910118

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah54
Massachusetts64
District of Columbia65
New Hampshire72
Idaho77
Iowa79
New York81
North Dakota82
Washington85
New Jersey86
Nebraska87
Alaska88
Illinois91
Connecticut92
Pennsylvania94
Michigan98
Wisconsin101
Maine101
Missouri102
Minnesota103
Hawaii105
California105
Maryland105
Colorado106
Oregon106
Indiana107
New Mexico109
Louisiana110
Arkansas112
Arizona120
Kansas121
Virginia122
Oklahoma125
Ohio126
Nevada127
North Carolina129
Rhode Island129
South Dakota135
Kentucky136
Texas147
Florida150
South Carolina166
Montana181
Tennessee188
Delaware188
Georgia189
Alabama194
Mississippi211
West Virginia218

Even more about Max


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Max a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Max?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Max
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 449
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,658

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