Maxine

Maxine - A very unique female name



  Jul 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Maxine, meaning greatest, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #172. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Maxine and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Maxine? 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 Maxine. The baby girl name Maxine was given to 124 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1315 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 11,397 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Maxine peaked in popularity 98 years ago in 1921 on position 77.



Famous with this name

Maxine Peake
Maxine Turenne
Maxine Sullivan


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Rating: 5/5 (6 people)


Maxine is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Maxine is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #570 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,890.

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 Maxine is where you live.


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Maxine origin and meaning

Maxine is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means greatest. To see famous people named Maxine, pop culture references for the name Maxine and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Maxine

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

Megan / Meghan / Meagan / Mckenna / Makenna / Meaghan / Maegan / Makena / Meghann / Magen /

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
20121315
20111443
20101385
20091617
20081643
20071682
20061729
20051476
20041373
20031328
20021131
20011057
20001124
19991221
19981064
19971055
1996995
19951027
1994925
1993938
1992962
1991974
19901075
19891046
1988884
19871058
19861269
19851148
19841128
19831127
19821175
19811306
19801250
19791149
1978941
19771146
19761015
1975961
1974937
1973848
1972896
1971775
1970642
1969660
1968613
1967553
1966482
1965459
1964459
1963435
1962392
1961385
1960389
1959358
1958349
1957328
1956298
1955294
1954262
1953231
1952230
1951218
1950213
1949204
1948180
1947181
1946171
1945163
1944153
1943153
1942147
1941139
1940137
1939136
1938129
1937136
1936126
1935120
1934114
1933110
1932110
1931101
193093
192985
192884
192787
192685
192579
192477
192377
192282
192177
192081
191984
191887
191793
191696
191597
1914113
1913118
1912133
1911156
1910172

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon570
Washington742
Colorado751
California777
New Jersey956
Illinois1042
New York1119
Ohio1344
Texas1703
Florida1890

Even more about Maxine


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 Maxine a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Maxine?

2 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
1921
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Maxine
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 11,397
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +124

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