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Maxine

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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 3,517 3,506 11 #81 girl name
1921 3,645 3,631 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 3,097 3,090 7 #87 girl name
1928 3,149 3,128 21 #84 girl name
1929 3,004 2,993 11 #85 girl name
1930 2,717 2,701 16 #93 girl name
1931 2,400 2,391 9
1932 2,233 2,222 11
1933 2,070 2,061 9
1934 2,030 2,018 12
1935 1,939 1,924 15
1936 1,841 1,829 12
1937 1,743 1,730 13
1938 1,833 1,821 12
1939 1,788 1,777 11
1940 1,795 1,784 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 1,257 1,252 5
1951 1,254 1,246 8
1952 1,163 1,163 0
1953 1,171 1,171 0
1954 990 990 0
1955 866 866 0
1956 893 893 0
1957 771 771 0
1958 687 687 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 427 427 0
1966 367 367 0
1967 288 288 0
1968 256 256 0
1969 238 238 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 111 111 0
1981 120 120 0
1982 115 115 0
1983 110 110 0
1984 118 118 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 231 231 0

Fun Facts about the name Maxine

  • How many people with the first name Maxine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 111,641 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 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maxine ranks 26th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 90 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1921.
  • 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 Axenim. How do you pronounce that?

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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

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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

French

Origin and Meaning of Maxine

The name "Maxine" is 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 With the Name Maxine

Maxine Waters

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

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

Maxine is a notable human. Maxine was born on April 19th, 1986 in Tampa, Florida.

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Maxine Hong Kingston

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

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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Maxine Conway

Maxine Conway is a famous individual.

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  • Maxine Nightingale
    (singing)
  • Maxine Brown
    (musician)
  • Maxine Sullivan
    (musician)
  • Maxine McKew
    (academia)
  • Maxine Kumin
    (writer)
  • Maxine Frank Singer
    (leading somebody)
  • Maxine Elliott
    (influential somebody)
  • Maxine Mackler Chesney
    (Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California)
  • Maxine Chernoff
    (writer)
  • Maxine Albro
    (famous person)
  • Maxine McClean
    (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
  • Maxine Morand
    (famous individual)
  • Maxine D. Brown
    (famous somebody)
  • Maxine Horner
    (politician)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Maxine

Maxine

Maxine is a notable human. Maxine was born on April 19th, 1986 in Tampa, Florida.

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Mad Maxine

Mad Maxine is a famed somebody. Mad was born in 1959.

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Brian Maxine

Brian Maxine is an important human. Brian was born on August 14th, 1935 in Liverpool.

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Nanette Maxine

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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What does the name Maxine mean?

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Xis for Xanadu, your place of paradise.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Eis for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

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Sources: 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). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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