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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

Fun Facts about the name Max

  • How many people with the first name Max have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 142,115 babies born with the first name Max in the United States. That's more than enough people named Max to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Max? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 52 new born babies.
  • When was Max first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Max is Monday, January 13th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Max born? The highest recorded use of the first name Max was in 2009 with a total of 3,954 babies. That's a lot of babies named Max!
  • Random Max Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Max ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 88 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Max: Your name in reverse order is Xam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Xma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Max? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,769 people with the last name Max.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Max? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Max as their last name since less than 1 person in 106k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Max

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  • Kaplan
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Klein
  • Greenberg
  • Shapiro
  • Weiss
  • Rosen
  • Stein
  • Rosenberg

Common first names for Max

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Max U.S.
  White 78.98% 64.26%
  African American 5.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.82% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Max

People with the last name Max are most frequently White

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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.

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Origin and Meaning of Max

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

Borrowed from the German diminutive of Maximilian in the 19th century, later also used as a nickname for Maxwell.

  1. A male given name.

Max was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Hungarian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Max

Max Weber

Max Weber was a scientist in the fields of max weber, sociology, and chinese philosophy. Max was given the name Karl Emil Maximilian Weber on April 21st, 1864. He left this life on June 14th, 1920.

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Max von Sydow

Max von Sydow is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to present. Max was given the name Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10th, 1929 in Lund.

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Max Holloway

Max Holloway is a famous human. Max was born on December 4th, 1991 in Waianae, Hawaii.

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Max Martin

Max Martin is a pop music, dance-pop, pop rock, electropop, contemporary r&b, and europop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Max was given the name Martin Karl Sandberg on February 26th, 1971 in Stockholm.

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Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen is a leading individual.

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Max Minghella

Max Minghella is an actor. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Max was given the name Max Giorgio Choa Minghella by his parent Anthony Minghella on September 16th, 1985 in Hampstead, London, England.

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  • Max Planck
    (scientist)
  • Max Greenfield
    (actor)
  • Max Irons
    (actor)
  • Max Landis
    (screenwriter)
  • Max Kellerman
    (noteworthy human)
  • Max Brooks
    (writer)
  • Max Thieriot
    (notable individual)
  • Max Baer
    (boxer)
  • Max Martini
    (actor)
  • Max Richter
    (musician)
  • Max Riemelt
    (actor)
  • Max Schmeling
    (boxer)
  • Max Levchin
    (ceo of affirm)
  • Max Clifford
    (criminal)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Max

Tucker Max

Tucker Max is a noteworthy somebody. Tucker was born on September 27th, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Sam & Max

Sam & Max is a comics character.

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Peter Max

Peter Max is an artist in the fields of painting and pop art. Peter was given the name Peter Max Finkelstein on October 19th, 1937 in Berlin.

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Prince Max

Prince Max is royalty. He holds the title Prince of Bavaria and Duke in Bavaria. Prince was born as the child of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, and Countess Maria Draskovich of Trakostjan on January 21st, 1937 in Munich.

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Kevin Max

Kevin Max is a christian rock and alternative rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Kevin was given the name Kevin Max Smith on August 17th, 1967.

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Philipp Max

Philipp Max is a soccer player for the FC Augsburg, TSV 1860 München, FC Bayern Munich, FC Schalke 04 II, FC Schalke 04, and Karlsruher SC. Philipp was born on September 30th, 1993 in Viersen.

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What does the name Max mean?

Mis for mirth, your laughter.

Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

Xis for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

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