MAXIMILIAN
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: mahk-see-MEE-lee-ahn (German), mak-si-MIL-ee-ən (English), mak-si-MIL-yən (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Maximillian (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Max (German), Max (English), Max (Swedish), Max (Norwegian), Max (Danish)
FEMININE FORMS: Maximiliane (German), Maxine, Maxene (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Maximilianus (Ancient Roman), Maxmilián (Czech), Maximiliaan, Max (Dutch), Maximilien (French), Miksa (Hungarian), Massimiliano (Italian), Maksymilian (Polish), Maximiliano (Portuguese), Maksimilian (Russian), Maximilián (Slovak), Maximiliano (Spanish)
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