Gender Masculine
Scripts Макс(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. MAKS(German, English, Czech, Russian, Catalan) MAHKS(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Short form of Maximilian (or Maxwell in English). It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Макс (see Maks).

This name is borne by the title character in the Mad Max series of movies, starting 1979. It also coincides with the informal English word max, short for maximum.

Related Names

VariantsMaxi(German) Maxie(English) Milian(Swedish) Milian(Norwegian) Maks(Russian)
Feminine FormsMaximiliane(German) Maxine, Maxene, Maxie(English)
Other Languages & CulturesMaximilianus, Maximus(Ancient Roman) Maksim, Maxim(Belarusian) Maksimilijan(Croatian) Maxime, Maximilien(French) Maksime(Georgian) Miksa(Hungarian) Massimiliano, Massimo(Italian) Maksims(Latvian) Maksim(Macedonian) Maksym, Maksymilian(Polish) Maximiliano, Máximo(Portuguese) Maximilián(Slovak) Maksimilijan, Maks(Slovene) Maximiliano, Máximo, Maxi(Spanish) Maksim, Maksym, Maxim, Maks(Ukrainian) Maxen(Welsh) Macsen(Welsh Mythology)
User SubmissionsMäx, Max


People think this name is

youthful   informal   strong   simple  

Name Days

Finland: November 18
Sweden: February 1


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Entry updated January 21, 2022