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In Hebrew, Maxine (or Macsima) means ''enchanted''.
-- Maxine  5/31/2005
How exactly is this name first made in the 1930s if it was popular in the 1920s and 1910s? [noted -ed]
-- kanine  1/18/2006
Maxine was #834 on the SSA list for 1884. I don't think it was invented in the 1930s.
-- sara_anne  2/20/2006
Maxine is actually a feminine form of Maximus, so it is really a Roman name meaning "greatest" or can mean "bright" or "noble."
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2006
Actually, in mention to a user's comment above, I think Maxine is a Greek feminine form of Maximus. How is it supposed to be a Roman name? A Latin/Roman would proabably be Maxia or Maxea. But since Maxena sounds more Greek (which also probably means greatest or noble) to me and a spelling of the name is Maxine that's my conclusion.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2006
I like the name Maxine. In my opinion, it sounds unique and nice. However, I do prefer the spelling 'Maxene'.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2006
Maxine is possibly an Anglicisation of the French boys' name Maxime - this in turn has links with the Russian name Maxim (again, masculine) and all these (along with Maximilian) derive from the Roman Maximus, meaning 'greatest'. Maxine in its feminine form has certainly been around prior to the 1930s, if not in huge numbers. I am named Maxine after the actress Maxine Audley. The wife of Prince Willem Alexander of The Netherlands hails from South America and her name is Maxima.
-- Anonymous User  6/11/2006
*yuck*! I hate this name!
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2006
Maxine is a very nice name for a girl, strong and yet feminine and better in my opinion that Ryan, Tyler, Logan or Cameron that are being used for girl's names.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2006
I was also named after Maxine Audley! I used to hate this name as a teenager, because it made me stand out, but now I love it!
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2006
Maxine was used from 1890 to the end of the 1970's with its peak year being the 1920's.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
It's an awesome name, it's on my list of names for girls if I have one. My friend from Germany is also named Maxine and she likes to be called Max.
-- Holdmecloser2u13  10/5/2006
It's my name. I also hated it as a child - but now - I love it. I like being so different and that it can be shortened to Max and thus gender ambiguous.
-- Maxine_V  2/21/2007
I don't like this name much. I find it really dated too--most of its bearers were born circa the 1930s.
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2007
Maxine Petro, a famous author who has cowritten with the legendary author James Patterson, books such as Fourth of July, and the Fifth Horseman.
-- spaz123  6/6/2007
I think Maxine is a beautiful name.
-- Anonymous User  9/16/2007
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. There's something so strong and edgy, yet still sweet to this name.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2007
I love this name but it seems kind of dated.
-- number1212  6/5/2008
Maxine is the name of that crabby old lady from the Hallmark cards.
-- sarahj  8/17/2008
I'm not even sure why, but I think this is a kick-ass name!
-- erb816  8/24/2008
I just realised this name rhymes with vaccine. Not a bad thing, just pointing it out.
-- Hushpuppy  9/5/2008
Maxine McKew (b. 1953) is an Australian TV personality (political commentator) turned politician.
-- Jonquil  9/7/2008
Bullies called my childhood friend Maxine "Maxi Pad" in school.
-- alexa7289  5/3/2009
It rhymes with Vaccine. Bullies called my friend The Maxine Vaccine.
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2009
I really like this name. It is without a doubt feminine but not frilly like the majority of female names seem to be. Plus you can call her Max.
-- McHobbit  12/1/2009
I like how it's elegant yet not frilly, along the same lines as Jacqueline.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/30/2010
It's an okay name, but for some reason, I can't see it on an adult. Maxine sounds very childish to me, and not particularly in a bad way.
-- Athena Nike  4/5/2010
Maxine reminds me of Maxi pads. :(
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2010
I really like this name. It's feminine and pretty, yet strong and powerful. I think it's a wonderful name for a girl. And I like the nickname "Max". It's a very rare name, people don't think much to use it, because they think it's outdated. I don't the names "Hilda" "Ethel" or "Shirley" can be brought back to date but I think Maxine definitely has potential. I mean it's mature, but it's also youthful and fun, it fits anyone of any age. I think it deserves a comeback.
-- AmericaSpainGermany  8/26/2010
My best friend's name is Maxine - her nickname is Seeni or Seens instead of Max. It's more feminine!
-- Namenutt  3/3/2011
Are you sure it's the 19th century.
-- Lexi10102  3/9/2011
I like this name. It sounds feminine and adult, although almost too adult. And I believe the nickname Max is really cute for a little girl. Probably spawning from the movie "Orphan" where the adorable deaf girl goes by Max. It just seems to fit. Even with unfortunate teasing names that could happen. Really, which names are exempt from childish bullying?
-- Book_Reader22  3/10/2011
Maxine was the name of one of Laura Winslow's friends on Family Matters. Also, there was a British singer from back in the 1970's named Maxine Nightingale.
-- Ryry1996  5/4/2011
The name Maxine was given to 187 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
I love Maxine so much for a girl, and I love that I can name a boy Maxime. Unique, sounds french. Probably going to name one of my girl's Maxine. Nickname could be Max, and I love masculine nicknames so there you go. (I wouldnt use Maxi though, sounds like a maxi pad haha).
-- amelissmith  9/6/2013
I too am named after the actress Maxine Audley... but to say we are all from the 1930's is wrong. I never heard of the Hebrew interpretation... I like it. All documents I have about my name suggest the feminine derivative of Maximillian... meaning "The Greatest" or "the best". There are some modern references - "Murder She Wrote" by Chaka Demus and Pliers and the "Manchester Rap" by The Bosnians both mention Maxine.
-- MaxineXXX  1/27/2014

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