Maxine

First Name
112k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Maxine mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Maxine

"Maxine" is a name of French origin, and it means "Greatest". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Max +‎ -ine. An English feminine form of Max coined at the end of the nineteenth century.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Maxine

Maxine Waters is a Member of the California State Assembly and Member of theCalifornia State Assembly. Maxine was born on August 15th, 1938 in St. Louis.

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Maxine Peake is an actress. She has been prominent since 1996. Maxine was born on July 14th, 1974 in Westhoughton, Bolton, England, UK.

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Maxine was born on April 19th, 1986 in Tampa, Florida.

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Maxine Hong Kingston is a writer. Maxine was given the name Maxine Ting Ting Hong on October 27th, 1940 in Stockton, California.

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Maxine Jones is a rhythm, blues, soul music, and dance-pop actress and singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1989 to present. Maxine was born on January 16th, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maxine

Maxine was born on April 19th, 1986 in Tampa, Florida.

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Mad was born in 1959.

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Brian was born on August 14th, 1935 in Liverpool.

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Nanette Maxine is a christian music musician. Nanette was born in Richmond, Virginia. Nanette is also known as Nanette Maxine Brown.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1884 8 8 0
1885 6 6 0
1888 7 7 0
1890 11 11 0
1891 7 7 0
1892 8 8 0
1893 17 17 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 12 12 0
1896 14 14 0
1897 26 26 0
1898 31 31 0
1899 34 34 0
1900 68 68 0
1901 46 46 0
1902 62 62 0
1903 70 70 0
1904 84 84 0
1905 135 135 0
1906 173 173 0
1907 219 219 0
1908 220 220 0
1909 332 332 0
1910 397 397 0
1911 531 531 0
1912 830 823 7
1913 1,078 1,073 5
1914 1,396 1,396 0
1915 2,119 2,110 9 #98 girl name
1916 2,436 2,424 12 #96 girl name
1917 2,647 2,647 0 #93 girl name
1918 3,226 3,216 10 #87 girl name
1919 3,194 3,183 11 #85 girl name
1920 3,518 3,507 11 #81 girl name
1921 3,644 3,630 14 #77 girl name
1922 3,455 3,444 11 #82 girl name
1923 3,614 3,603 11 #76 girl name
1924 3,672 3,659 13 #77 girl name
1925 3,553 3,538 15 #79 girl name
1926 3,166 3,151 15 #85 girl name
1927 3,098 3,091 7 #87 girl name
1928 3,148 3,127 21 #84 girl name
1929 3,005 2,994 11 #85 girl name
1930 2,716 2,700 16 #93 girl name
1931 2,401 2,392 9
1932 2,233 2,222 11
1933 2,070 2,061 9
1934 2,029 2,017 12
1935 1,939 1,924 15
1936 1,841 1,829 12
1937 1,743 1,730 13
1938 1,835 1,823 12
1939 1,786 1,775 11
1940 1,796 1,785 11
1941 1,759 1,749 10
1942 1,750 1,750 0
1943 1,768 1,756 12
1944 1,613 1,602 11
1945 1,454 1,449 5
1946 1,549 1,543 6
1947 1,584 1,584 0
1948 1,523 1,523 0
1949 1,336 1,330 6
1950 1,256 1,251 5
1951 1,255 1,247 8
1952 1,161 1,161 0
1953 1,172 1,172 0
1954 989 989 0
1955 870 870 0
1956 892 892 0
1957 770 770 0
1958 686 686 0
1959 697 697 0
1960 594 594 0
1961 626 626 0
1962 574 574 0
1963 499 499 0
1964 446 446 0
1965 426 426 0
1966 367 367 0
1967 288 288 0
1968 257 257 0
1969 237 237 0
1970 262 262 0
1971 197 197 0
1972 163 163 0
1973 162 162 0
1974 132 132 0
1975 128 128 0
1976 114 114 0
1977 121 121 0
1978 144 144 0
1979 119 119 0
1980 110 110 0
1981 121 121 0
1982 115 115 0
1983 110 110 0
1984 119 119 0
1985 133 133 0
1986 125 125 0
1987 157 157 0
1988 194 194 0
1989 173 173 0
1990 171 171 0
1991 200 200 0
1992 196 196 0
1993 200 200 0
1994 206 206 0
1995 181 181 0
1996 193 193 0
1997 182 182 0
1998 187 187 0
1999 165 165 0
2000 178 178 0
2001 206 206 0
2002 183 183 0
2003 164 164 0
2004 150 150 0
2005 138 138 0
2006 129 129 0
2007 138 138 0
2008 142 142 0
2009 138 138 0
2010 161 161 0
2011 158 158 0
2012 188 188 0
2013 237 237 0
2014 203 203 0
2015 234 234 0
2016 308 308 0
2017 309 309 0

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Popularity of Maxine as a first name

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Popularity of Maxine as a last name

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Common last names for Maxine

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Harris
  • Allen
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Nelson

Fun Facts about the name Maxine

  • What name lists does Maxine rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Maxine? Maxine is the 599th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Maxine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 112,261 babies born with the first name Maxine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maxine 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 Maxine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Maxine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maxine is Sunday, August 7th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Maxine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maxine was in 1924 with a total of 3,659 babies. That's a lot of babies named Maxine!
  • Random Maxine Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maxine ranks 25th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 205 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Maxine: Your name in reverse order is Enixam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imneax. 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).
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