Given Name MAXIMILIAN

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ma-ksee-MEE-lyan (German), mak-si-MIL-yən (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Roman name Maximilianus, which was derived from MAXIMUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr. In the 15th century the Holy Roman emperor Frederick III gave this name to his son and eventual heir. In this case it was a blend of the names of the Roman generals Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus (see EMILIANO), who Frederick admired. It was subsequently borne by a second Holy Roman emperor, two kings of Bavaria, and a short-lived Habsburg emperor of Mexico.

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VARIANT: Maximillian (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Max (German), Max (English), Max (Swedish), Max (Norwegian), Max (Danish)
FEMININE FORMS: Maximiliane (German), Maxene, Maxine (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Maximilianus (Ancient Roman), Maxmilián (Czech), Maximiliaan, Max (Dutch), Maximilien (French), Miksa (Hungarian), Massimiliano (Italian), Maksymilian (Polish), Maximiliano (Portuguese), Maksimilian (Russian), Maximilián (Slovak), Maximiliano (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Maximilián