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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maximilian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Max`i*mil"ian
A gold coin of Bavaria, of the value of about 13s. 6d. sterling, or about three dollars and a quarter.

Etymology: From the proper name

Wiktionary

From German Maximilian, ultimately of Latin origin.

  1. A male given name, rare in English.

Maximilian was also found in the following language(s): German and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Maximilian

Max Irons is an actor and model. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to 2004. Max was given the name Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Irons by his parents Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack on October 17th, 1985 in London Borough of Camden. Max is also known as Max Irons.

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Maximilian was royalty. His career lasted from 1864 to 1867. Maximilian was born as the child of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and Princess Sophie of Bavaria on July 6th, 1832 in Schönbrunn Palace. He passed away on June 19th, 1867.

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Max Martini is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1981. Max was given the name Maximilian Carlo Martini on December 11th, 1969 in Woodstock, New York or Kingston, New York. Max is also known as Martini and Maximilian Carlo.

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Maximilian I was royalty. He was most active from 1486 to present. Maximilian was born as the child of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Eleanor of Portugal, and Holy Roman Empress on March 22nd, 1459 in Wiener Neustadt. He died on January 12th, 1519.

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Maximilian Schell was an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and production manager. His career lasted from 1955 to 2014. Maximilian was born on December 8th, 1930 in Vienna. He died on February 1st, 2014.

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Max Casella is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Max was given the name Maximilian Deitch on June 6th, 1967 in Washington, D.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maximilian

Maximilian was royalty. His career lasted from 1864 to 1867. Maximilian was born as the child of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and Princess Sophie of Bavaria on July 6th, 1832 in Schönbrunn Palace. He passed away on June 19th, 1867.

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Prince Maximilian is royalty. Prince was born as the child of Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Marie, and Princess of Liechtenstein on May 16th, 1969 in St. Gallen.

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Max S. Nordau was a physician, author, social criticism, and &social critic. Max was given the name Simon Maximilian on July 29th, 1849 in Pest, Hungary. He breathed his last breath on January 23rd, 1923.

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He holds the title Hereditary Prince of Baden-Baden. Ferdinand was born as the child of William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, and Katharina Ursula of Hohenzollern-Hechingen on September 23rd, 1625 in Baden-Baden. Ferdinand is also known as Erbprinz Ferdinand Maximilian von Baden (German). He breathed his last breath on November 4th, 1669.

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Count von Merveldt Maximilian was a teutonic order, ambassador, second congress of rastatt, saint petersburg, and court of st james's. His military service ended in 1782. Count was born on June 29th, 1764 in Münster. He died on July 5th, 1815.

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Prince was born on June 27th, 1596. He breathed his last breath on November 6th, 1655.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1907 5 0 5
1914 12 0 12
1915 7 0 7
1916 9 0 9
1917 11 0 11
1918 9 0 9
1919 6 0 6
1920 10 0 10
1921 7 0 7
1922 9 0 9
1924 7 0 7
1926 6 0 6
1935 6 0 6
1939 6 0 6
1942 5 0 5
1958 7 0 7
1959 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1962 8 0 8
1963 8 0 8
1964 9 0 9
1965 6 0 6
1966 12 0 12
1967 14 0 14
1968 22 0 22
1969 17 0 17
1970 26 0 26
1971 18 0 18
1972 13 0 13
1973 26 0 26
1974 19 0 19
1975 28 0 28
1976 32 0 32
1977 36 0 36
1978 33 0 33
1979 31 0 31
1980 39 0 39
1981 38 0 38
1982 40 0 40
1983 60 0 60
1984 60 0 60
1985 82 0 82
1986 116 0 116
1987 166 0 166
1988 146 0 146
1989 179 0 179
1990 170 0 170
1991 193 0 193
1992 206 0 206
1993 205 0 205
1994 252 0 252
1995 279 0 279
1996 285 0 285
1997 331 0 331
1998 402 0 402
1999 433 0 433
2000 491 0 491
2001 493 0 493
2002 481 0 481
2003 486 0 486
2004 474 0 474
2005 497 0 497
2006 498 0 498
2007 512 0 512
2008 592 0 592
2009 574 0 574
2010 632 0 632
2011 630 0 630
2012 590 0 590
2013 676 0 676
2014 668 0 668
2015 698 0 698
2016 717 0 717
2017 647 0 647

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Popularity of Maximilian as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Maximilian

  • How Popular is the name Maximilian? Maximilian is the 2,036th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Maximilian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,528 babies born with the first name Maximilian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maximilian to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maximilian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maximilian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maximilian is Monday, June 20th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Maximilian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maximilian was in 2016 with a total of 717 babies.
  • Random Maximilian Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maximilian is not a popular baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Maximilian: Your name in reverse order is Nailimixam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mimaiaixnl. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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