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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Maximus

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Maximus in the U.S. since 1880.

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  • Records indicate that 13,487 boys in the United States have been named Maximus since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,835 people in the U.S. were given the name Maximus. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      67 Positive Comments

  • "My name's Maximus Rene Galarza, & i'm in 10th grade. I get a lot of people saying i have an amazing name. When a boy name Maximus goes to middle school & learns the muscle & organ body system & they see gluteus maximus then yeah kids are going to have a laugh but i didn't because i know they were just joking & you'll probably be offended the 1st day but you'll get used to it in about 2 days to about 4 days. This is coming from experience." Jan. 11, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son was born in 2002 and we called him Maximus David we always get coments on his name how nice it is and it rarely gets shortened what is great." Feb. 13, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson's name is Maximus Mathew. Maximus is a vety masculine name. It's interesting and different. I like it." Dec. 1, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson will be Maximus Lee - have about 4 weeks before he meets the world, and we meet him. Can't wait. Love the name, his parents plan to call him Max." Aug. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My hubby has joked about the name Maximus Cornelius because of the droid razr maxx phone he got for Christmas one year. and while I would never put Cornelius on a poor child, I do think I am coming around to the name Maximus, if we ever get the chance to have a boy that is. :) I have seen Maximus Alexander alot, and its quite fitting together so thumbs up to all of you." Mar. 13, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my son Maximus! It's a very strong name. My only concern is he'll follow his father's physique and be on the heavy side, so instead of people hearing it and assuming "the greatest," they'll make fun of him as the fat kid." Dec. 6, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son had two first names Alexander-Maximus middle name is Metius I have loved the name Maximus since watching Gladiator and I wanted his name to be as powerful and strong of a name that there pretty much can be but I don't like the nickname Max. So I picked the name Alexander after Alexander the make his name even more powerful, so I decided that I liked the nickname Alex better but he is in fact a Maximus plus I am hoping that the kids don't pick on him for the name Maximus for obvious oh Alexander-Maximus Metius born May of 2011, might hate me for such a long name but when he realizes why I gave him the name, I believe he will be as proud advice am when I tell people his full name." Oct. 28, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is two months old and we named him Maximus Giovanni! I love the name and I'm hoping he does too." Aug. 12, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "May 2000, I was pregnant and we had just found out it was a boy. My husband and I were going back and forth arguing because we couldn't agree on a first name. We knew his middle name would be James (after his brother). Later that month we saw the movie Gladiator and absolutely fell in love with the name Maximus. Upon hearing the name we chose, friends and family thought it was odd but once they saw the movie and the powerful character who has that name all changed. My son, Maximus James, is now fourteen and in all these years through school, soccer, doctors appts, etc. my son is always complimented for his cool name. He loves hearing his name chanted "MAXIMUS! MAXIMUS! MAXIMUS!" whenever we are watching Gladiator. It's a great name!" Jul. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson is named Maximus, and at first wasn't sure, but now I love it. The son of a Marine Officer, and if he is like his dad, he will live up to his name!" Jun. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "we have a Maximus David he is 1 part of our twins the bigger one at birth 6 lbs 11 oz 19 inches long at birth almost six and getting so big ." Jun. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson has this name, was a suprise but now we love it. Easy to spell and pronounce. As I was told its a lovely strong name with history so is always a talking point." May. 27, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm gonna name my next and LAST baby Maximus Alexander. I love it!" Dec. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Maximus Alexander. The name was my husband's choice but I do love the name as well. aximus means "greatest" and Alexander means "helper and defender of mankind"...He is 7 now, very handsome, & the name fits him perfectly." Aug. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Maximus James. My husbands choice but it has grown on me :)." Aug. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Maximus Magee after the movie Gladiator and it fits him being born at 9 lbs 9 ozs and 21" long he is now 7months at 22 lbs 8 ozs and 31" long and every one we meet loves his name." Jun. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name fits my son Maximus Nasim Osiris very well!!!" Jun. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi i am Maximus Rai and its a real unique name,it feels like i am unique among all. I ven't meet a person with the same name till today...which makes me feel more unique" May. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first boy Maximus Ryland. He was born on May 4, 2010 and was 3 weeks early. He was small but after 10 months he certainly isn't small and he has a very big personality just like his name." Mar. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my first son Maximus Erich - both have historical family meaning. I am so excited to see him - saw him in 3D yesterday - He already looks like a Maximus!" Mar. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "our son was born 14/11/2010 and we named him Maximus John. we are constantly getting compliments for the unusual choice of name and how strong and fitting it is as he weighed 9lb 3oz when he was born." Jan. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Maximus Ferdinand. We loved the name and Ferdinand, which we also love, is a family name. We think he'll be the Godfather of the playground with a name like this!" Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our son Maximus Alan. He is due on Feb. 10 2011. I just love the name Maximus. It sounds so strong and full of character. No one will mess with my kid in school with a name like Maximus. Alan was my father's name." Nov. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Maximus which means the greatest and his twin sister is called Million which allso means the greatest people try and call them max and milli but i always correct them . good strong names" Nov. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I originally liked the name Maximillian, but my husband had never heard it. He suggested Maximus after the movie Gladiator. Very fitting, as he was 8.8 lbs at birth!! Now we're trying to decide on another boy's name should our second be a boy." Nov. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "our little boy was born on the 2nd nov 2010 in the UK. and we have named him maximus the name dates back in history but it is rarly heard in modern times we love that orignality without inventing a celeb ridiculas name...." Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name Maximus me and my boyfriend on our 3rd child and he will be called Maximus Webster i get annoyed that when people as what im calling him they look at me wierd and sum say why dont u pick sumthing more common grrrrrr... but im sticking by my decision my child i pick they can get lost :D my boyfriend says we calling him Maximus Maridius Webster lol then they do look at us really funny lol" Nov. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We'll name our first son Maximus which means "The Greatest". But what should be the name of my next son so that later on it will not cause jealousy? :)" Sep. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are going to name our little boy due in 1 week Maximus Cy - Maximus (the greatest) Cy (short for Cyril, my late greandfather - meaning Lord or Master) So a good strong name! We will call him Max while he is little I think - I love the name and it gives a more original twist to Max!" Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Maximus Apollo. He was born in 2000. He is such a handsome young man and this name fits his strong personality perfectly. I wouldn't name him differently, actually he gets many compliments about his name." Jul. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY 17 year old is named Maximus. Usually he geoes by Max, but he has certaintly lived up to his name and loves being unique, though he has said he wouln't have minded being named his fatheres 2nd choice- Plexxus..." Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is Maximus Jason (Greatest Healer). Perhaps he will be a doctor. We loved the name Max, but wanted the full moniker. Maxwell doesn't really mean anything, and Maximillian just sounded too snotty." Jul. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife is pregnant 22 weeks and we will call our first born also Maximus, it is in the Netherlands uncommon but it sounds very powerful and we love it." May. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "After 6 daughters my wife and I finally had a boy. Maximus David. Many thought we were joking but we love the name!" May. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named are son Maximus Alexander which we took alot of thought towards the meaning of his name,"greatest defender of all mankind". Absolutely love it." May. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby boy, born a few weeks ago, is named Maximus Thomas. We could tell by facial expressions, not everyone was a fan, but it is definitely growing on people now(especially when we tell them to re-watch Gladiator.) Most importantly, my wife and I love it!" Apr. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Maximus""Maximus""Maximus" yes my new born name Maximus Eliceo we was thinking Maximus Alexander but we already have one Alejandro in spanish realy strong names" Apr. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I have a friend who's name is Maximus Skye and i love his name is creative but strong." Apr. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Maximus Alexander and we love it!!! (and so does he)" Mar. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our son alexander maximus i think the named is great its very different" Jan. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our twin sons Maximus and Alexander. Both strong names, and we have gotten mixed reviews when it comes to the name Maximus. But now that they are here, we love their names and could care less if others don't like it. I love that people are using it!" Dec. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Maximus and he was born in 2000. People love his name, never had a complaint about it. Hubby and I had a hard time picking out names but we loved this one after the movie. We have only met one other boy with his name. Our friend named their some after meeting our son. People call him Max sometimes but I make sure they know he likes to be called Maximus. The most important part is that he loves his name. He is the greatest fits him perfectly." Dec. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "A year ago I was introduced to my daughters friend who is about 17. Her name is Maximus Strange. Can the name Maximus be used for females as well?" Dec. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "our son was named maximus on the 5th July 09. we really like the name some people call him Max for short, but we always correct them." Dec. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son born 1/16/09 is Maximus Aiden "Max" for short. This was decided before he was born but it turned out to be very fitting since he was born premature at 32wks gestation and was our little "gladiator" in the NICU! He was so strong and fought so hard his stay there was only 14 days!! Besides, our older son's name is Lancelot "Lance" for short....we now have our knight in shining armour and our mighty gladiator!! I'm glad our boys have "strong" sounding names to hopefully live up to!!" Nov. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My new Grandson will be named Maximus, this is a very strong name for a little boy that should be here any day, but were hoping for a couple of weeks since he's only 33 weeks." Nov. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son who was born Nov 29, 2008 Leonidas "Maximus" Oyervides... I found that any negative feed back mostly came from people over the age 50 and who have issues with all things new and different. even my parents were taken back until they learned the strong powerful meaning and now that he is here they love it and could image him being named anything else..." Oct. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our first Sons name is Hunter, and we are planning to name our second Son Maximus. The two names are very strong, and compliment each other!" Sep. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! And plan to name my baby boy that. We decided that after so many names we wanted something different but something that can also be "normal" to all the sheep out there that don't like different things. So Max it will be to those who can't handle it." Sep. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "we are going to name our baby maximus alexander ten-bohmer. we are not cruel parents. wonder if he will ever be able to spell it properly! it apparently means 'the greatest'... we are sure that our son will love the unique nature of his name." Aug. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son, who was born at the end of March, Maximus. It is such a great strong name. Family members were a little skeptical at first, but now they really like it. And those who don't can call him Max." Jun. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Maximus Emilio, at first I wasn't sure about it but my husband loved it. I loved Max but couldn't find a middle name that fit with it so I agreed to Maximus and now I love it. It fits him perfectly he is so big and strong for a six month old" May. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We had our son in 2005 and Named him Maxumus Michael Jay the middle names after his grandfathers- He has lived up to his name and he is proud of it! The only hard part for us as his parents has been having our friends steal the name when they get pregnant with a boy....that has happened twice already." May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to name my first son Maximus. we are 26 weeks pregnant. I think it is a great name, strong, and he can be called Max by all those who don't like Maximus." Apr. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son will be born in june of 09 his name will be maximus kaden which means greatest fighter and he is I have been thru a lot this pregnancy" Mar. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son was born in november 2000, and we named him jeevon maximus, which translates to "great life" which is what we hope he will have." Mar. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are planning on naming our son Maximus. It's definitely a strong and unique name." Mar. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Maximus in 2002. Everyone who has heard his name always has a positive comment. My husband calls him Mad Max. We get the Road Warrior and Gladiator all in one! It's a great name." Jan. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I named our son Maximus so of course we are going to give a thumbs-up. Our first son has the father's name, so we had to give the second son a strong name to stand on his own two..." Jan. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We like the name, but forgot that it was in "Gladiator". We came up with it as "long" for "Max", not liking the alternatives. Our only worry had been that it would be too unusual (d'oh!)." Apr. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just had a son and we named him Maximus. We call him "Max" for short, but I love that he has a longer, more complete name that is strong and unique. We prefered "Maximus" over Maxwell and Maximillian." Mar. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 17 weeks pregnant and having a Boy! We are naming him Maximus, and will call him Max" Nov. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I change my name and now I'm Maximus it's perfect name !" Jan. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Maximus. I have had alot of people say that it is really a strong name. So far not to may don't like it." Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Maximus people do get confused upon first hearing it but I couldn't see him named anything else now." Aug. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Maximus" is my son's name! I feel it is a strong name. To me it means to be feared by all; the leader of leaders" Apr. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""I love the name Maximus because of the film "Gladiator" played by Russell Crowe it's so different and unusuall but its Great!!" Dec. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      6 Negative Comments

  • "My stepson name is Maximus and he gets called maxi pad all day long he himself is a large kid for his age and gets teased having this name I personally can't stand the sound of it myself" Aug. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son's name is alexander xhian maximus, and he is the best there is at what he do/." Jan. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "A big mistake to name your son Maximus! Your son will be crowned with a nick name: "Gluteus". I know better. Maximus" Nov. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson is being named Maximus. I think kids will probably call him gluteus and make fun of him!" Sep. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My niece just named her son Maximus. Her father has a dog named Max. I will always see a dog with floppy ears when I hear his name." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Worst name ever. Sorry, it's very pretentious and arrogant. Maxwell or the like are much more neutral." Nov. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "My sons name is Maximus Augustus. We wanted a strong name for our first born." Nov. 3, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 16 weeks pregnant and I love the name Max. My boyfriend's middle name is Alexander so I wanted a name to go with it and thought Max would be perfect. And he mentioned Maximus and that's what our little boy will be named, Maximus Alexander. I thought I made this combination but it seems the names have been used together already! We started to call him Max for short until he grows into his name. I love it:)" Feb. 6, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby boy is 11 months. His name is Maximus and i loooove his name!! he doesn't have a middle name I thought Maximus is a complete name to add to it. I am happy with people's le reactions! Most of them have been positive. Some people America ng my friend ly want to call him Max and i insist MAXIMUS IT IS!! 💚💚💙💙" Dec. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Maximus literally means largest, or great in size, not great in the sense of fame. Strong is "Fortis". I would stick with "Max" because that is what the person will end up being called." Jul. 28, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • ""We are naming our baby boy Maxximus Scott. He is due this May 2013. I just love the name Maxximus. It sounds unique and full of character, and strong. :-)" May. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am going to name my only child maximus, i am from the u.k. the greatest is a good meaning, but i just love the name and cant wait to meet him in may 2011!" Feb. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Maximus we did not choose another name because we felt that Maximus is strong enough. Also he has two surnames. He is 15 months old and has a very confident and not afraid to try new things." Aug. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son who will probably be born 6/22/2010 will be named Ason Maximus ( a great son) being our last son we thought that he should have a great powerful name." Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Maxximus Alexander on Nov. 2nd 2009:)We thought that it was a strong name.Good thing we did he was very overdue and very big!We call him Maxx for now and are gonna let him grow into his name." Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "As for me i got it from the movie called GLADIATOR. Right now my wife, is pregnant and we'll call him MAXIMUS the great: cause the name is perfect and unique.." Apr. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our first sons name is Maximus. At first family and friends didn't like it but it is a great name and he has lived up to its meaning." Mar. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 26 weeks pregnant and my fiance wants to name our baby Maximus, at first i thought he was jocking, but I have grown to love the name. My family hates it, but who cares" Nov. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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