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Max

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How popular is the baby name Max in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 52 0 52
1881 66 0 66
1882 74 0 74
1883 75 0 75
1884 80 0 80
1885 71 0 71
1886 73 0 73
1887 73 0 73
1888 118 0 118
1889 83 0 83
1890 99 0 99
1891 91 0 91
1892 95 0 95
1893 107 0 107
1894 99 0 99
1895 95 0 95
1896 145 0 145
1897 122 0 122
1898 132 0 132
1899 127 0 127
1900 141 0 141
1901 110 0 110
1902 133 0 133
1903 110 0 110
1904 134 0 134
1905 140 0 140
1906 156 0 156
1907 197 0 197
1908 218 0 218
1909 228 0 228
1910 277 0 277
1911 360 0 360
1912 739 5 734
1913 897 0 897
1914 1,165 6 1,159 #99 boy name
1915 1,434 0 1,434
1916 1,493 0 1,493
1917 1,518 7 1,511
1918 1,544 8 1,536
1919 1,470 11 1,459
1920 1,571 10 1,561
1921 1,569 12 1,557
1922 1,532 14 1,518
1923 1,454 13 1,441
1924 1,403 7 1,396
1925 1,397 10 1,387
1926 1,262 10 1,252
1927 1,241 12 1,229
1928 1,415 12 1,403
1929 1,350 13 1,337
1930 1,189 8 1,181
1931 1,190 10 1,180
1932 1,167 11 1,156
1933 1,137 12 1,125
1934 1,340 8 1,332
1935 1,293 10 1,283
1936 1,249 0 1,249
1937 1,106 0 1,106
1938 1,170 7 1,163
1939 978 0 978
1940 951 0 951
1941 931 0 931
1942 978 7 971
1943 880 5 875
1944 779 0 779
1945 808 7 801
1946 839 0 839
1947 874 5 869
1948 745 0 745
1949 763 0 763
1950 758 0 758
1951 809 6 803
1952 770 7 763
1953 729 5 724
1954 747 5 742
1955 723 0 723
1956 747 0 747
1957 746 6 740
1958 738 0 738
1959 696 6 690
1960 670 0 670
1961 649 0 649
1962 580 7 573
1963 549 0 549
1964 524 0 524
1965 428 5 423
1966 448 0 448
1967 396 0 396
1968 414 0 414
1969 377 0 377
1970 488 0 488
1971 408 0 408
1972 393 0 393
1973 433 0 433
1974 413 0 413
1975 416 0 416
1976 414 5 409
1977 403 0 403
1978 418 6 412
1979 461 0 461
1980 483 0 483
1981 502 0 502
1982 465 0 465
1983 535 5 530
1984 633 0 633
1985 768 8 760
1986 930 7 923
1987 1,455 7 1,448
1988 1,401 17 1,384
1989 1,616 11 1,605
1990 1,791 0 1,791
1991 1,839 13 1,826
1992 1,886 10 1,876
1993 1,894 9 1,885
1994 1,631 7 1,624
1995 1,577 12 1,565
1996 1,495 10 1,485
1997 1,705 7 1,698
1998 2,163 7 2,156
1999 2,298 0 2,298
2000 2,363 8 2,355
2001 2,412 9 2,403
2002 2,327 9 2,318
2003 2,459 0 2,459
2004 2,494 13 2,481
2005 2,498 7 2,491
2006 2,653 12 2,641
2007 2,887 8 2,879
2008 3,375 6 3,369
2009 3,964 10 3,954
2010 3,854 8 3,846 #98 boy name
2011 3,960 8 3,952 #96 boy name
2012 3,706 15 3,691
2013 3,532 19 3,513
2014 3,496 14 3,482
2015 3,421 23 3,398

Want to know about the popularity of the Max baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 142,115 babies born with the name Max in the United States. That's more than enough Maxes to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 52 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Max" was in 2009 with a total of 3,954 babies. (That's a lot of baby Maxes)

According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Max" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 117 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of 3,854 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Max" mean? The list below shows the origins of Max as well as things modernly associated with the name Max such as celebrities named Max.

Origin and Meaning of Max

The name "Max" is of Latin origin, and it means "Greatest". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Max Irons

Max Irons is an actor and model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Max was born in 1985 as Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons in Camden, London, England.

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Max Thieriot

Max Thieriot is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Max was born in 1988 as Maximillion Drake Thieriot in Los Altos Hills, California, U.S.

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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1949 to present. Max was born in 1929 as Carl Adolf von Sydow in Lund, Skane, Sweden.

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Max Ernst

Max Ernst is an artist. Max was born in 1891 in Bruhl, German Empire.

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Max Martini

Max Martini is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Max was born in 1969 as Maximilian Carlo Martini in Woodstock, New York or Kingston, New York.

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Max Baer Jr.

Max Baer Jr. is a film and television actor, producer, director. Max was born in 1937 as Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr in Oakland, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Max

Max Games
Max Scherzer
Max Scherzer Eyes
Max Trailer
Max B
Max Headroom
Max Scherzer Wife
Max Brenner
Max Greenfield

Alternative Meanings

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

X is for x, the mysterious side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Xam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Max". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Max born Jan 31, 1925

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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