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This is one of those names that I have a mixed feeling about. One of the worst bullies I’ve ever had to deal with from my childhood was nicknamed this. (His full name was Maxim). Though I do actually like the sound of it and how it can be a shortened versioned of Maximus.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2018
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In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Max* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 546th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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A nice nickname for Maxwell.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
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Max Thunderman bears this name in "The Thundermans", a Nickelodeon Television series.
Jumaine3x5  5/28/2018
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Max Fenig was a recurring character on The X-Files in the early to mid-90s. He was an avid UFO fanatic and researcher, and firmly believed he had been abducted by aliens multiple times (a "repeater") and that these incidents resulted in his epilepsy. Max was played by Canadian actor Scott Bellis.
RadarKuma  3/12/2018
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Max Shreck is Christopher Walken's character in Batman Returns.
RadarKuma  3/12/2018
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In recent times, Max has also started to be used as a girl’s name instead of Maxine. It can be either its own name, a nickname for Maximiliana, Maxima or sometimes even Maxine.
DanielRivera  2/17/2018
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Max Kepler, outfielder for the Minnesota Twins.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2018
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I like Max on a girl as a nickname for Maxima or Maxine. I don't like it as much for a boy as I do for a girl, and I like the nickname Maxie.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2017
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Dr. Max Gerson, German physician and author of A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2017
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If I have a boy I want to name him Max.
Many baby names are used on animals rather then animal names, silly. Max has made a comeback anyway and is on the top 100 list for many English countries. I love it!
― Anonymous User  8/20/2017
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Max Cortés is a Spanish stripper, pornographic actor and film director. He was born in Barcelona in the 1970s. Cortés started working as a stripper after finishing school, performing several shows each weekend and establishing his own agency. He began his adult film career when he received an offer from director José M. Ponce to perform in a film.
cutenose  7/17/2017
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My great grandfather and grandfather were born in Russia and were named Max. [noted -ed]
free4ever  6/26/2017
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A famous bearer is Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen. As of 2017, he is the youngest driver to compete in Formula 1, first racing aged 17 years and 166 days.
Silverstarswept  3/31/2017
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Awesome, tough boy name!
― Anonymous User  1/22/2017
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A nice strong male name!
― Anonymous User  10/31/2016
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I love this name! But only for a boy. For a girl it's awful.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2016
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It's too nicknamey for my taste, even though it is used as an independent name. Not a fan.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2016
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Max sounds feminine to me. I would never consider it masculine unless it is a nickname.
lilolaf  1/9/2016
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Max comes from a beast city in Vietnam called Pena and it mean "Second Attempt".
benstacy28  1/8/2016
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Max is also a kid in a book that has wings. The books are called Maximum Ride by James Patterson.
19803  1/6/2016
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Max Caulfield is the protagonist of the video game Life is Strange.
LoriTheGirl  1/2/2016
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This name can be a feminine nickname for Maxine.
actingfun  11/27/2015
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I am a girl, and I use this as a nickname for MacKenna. I find it cute.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2015
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Max Miller is a telekinetic minor character on the television series "Supernatural."
hkols  11/2/2014
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Max Whitlock, a gymnast who took part in the Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games. (♥ω♥*)
― Anonymous User  7/30/2014
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I love the name Max. I am having my #3 baby in a few months and I have a daughter Lucy and a son Charlie and we are having another boy and his name will definitely be Max. It's such a handsome name but fits a little boy too. I know everyone says it's getting popular but I don't care. I love the name and would hate to let such an awesome name not be my sons name just because other people are named it and also everyone says it's a dog name, which I agree, but so are my other kids names. I think people should stop naming their dogs people names anyway. what ever happened to Poochie, Sparky, Snoopy etc those are dog names. anyway I think Max is a fabulous name and can't wait to meet my Max:)
Carrielwilson  6/1/2014
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An awesome, cool badass name! =D.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2014
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Max Tate is a character in Beyblade.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2014
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Max is what everyone called Maxwell Smart of Get Smart, the 1960s Spy Spoof Comedy. ;) ;)
― Anonymous User  3/13/2013
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I think of the name Max as a tall, strong, protective man. Sometimes not the brightest of the bunch. When he has a girlfriend he'll most likely be protective and very supportive.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2012
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I like this name. It's short, sweet, and ages well. I had a classmate in middle school named Max and I always thought it was short for Maxwell or Maximillian but his name was just Max. I could imagine this name on a nerdy, handsome, business man for some reason.
Poco  10/23/2012
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My name is "Maximo" and everybody calls me Max... a lot of people tell me it is an awesome name.
DMax7XeL  8/4/2012
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Montana Max was a character on Tiny Toon Adventures. He was a rich and short-tempered spoiled brat.
bananarama  4/12/2012
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Max Bill (1908-1994) was a Swiss painter, sculptor, architect, designer, teacher and writer. He studied at the Bauhaus.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2011
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Max Beckmann (1884-1950) was a German painter and graphic artist.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
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Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm (1872-1956) was a British writer, caricaturist, and broadcaster.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2011
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Max Raymond is a character in the later books of the Elsie Dinsmore series. He has sisters named Lucilla "Lulu" and Grace.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2011
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I absolutely LOVE the name Max. Maxwell is my second favorite boy's name, and I want to name my son Maxwell "Max" Pierce! Well, first I want Connor Jacob, then Max ;)

In a dream world...
LittleSamGirl  8/4/2011
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Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda on Sex and the City, has a son named Max Ellington.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2011
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Christina Aguilera named her son Max Liron Bratman.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2011
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The actor Charlie Sheen has twin sons named Max and Bob.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2011
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Gilbert Gottfried named his son Max Aaron in 2009.
― Anonymous User  5/15/2011
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This is such a badass name, on it's own or as a nickname for Maxwell or Maximillian, it just disappoints me that such a manly name is being used on girls, parents: if you name your girl Max than you should be shot.
FlakyMatt  5/12/2011
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Max Evans is one of the main characters of the SciFi show Roswell.
It's also one of my favorite names.
harry_sent_me  2/8/2011
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I like it as a nickname for Maxwell or Maxine.
Chrila96  8/23/2010
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I like it! I also like Max Schreck the actor who played "Nosferatu" the vampire. He's charming and handsome, when he's not dressed up, and I like him so much I would marry him, if he were alive, HaHa! Vampires are so charming, if you're goth.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2010
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In The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch, this is the first given name of Max-Ernest, the leading male character.
EchoSketcher  7/26/2010
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I like this name. It can be good for a girl name too. But I mostly like it for a boy. Maxxie! would be a cute nickname.
GrapeGirl93  7/17/2010
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It's a cool name on its own, though I'd prefer to see it as a nickname for Maximilian or Maxwell.
Athena Nike  4/4/2010
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Max Russo is the name of a character in the Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place.

Also Max is the name of a cartoon bunny in the children's program Max and Ruby.
GrapeGirl93  2/14/2010
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Max Rockatansky (aka The Road Warrior), the main character of the "Mad Max" film franchise played by Mel Gibson.

Max is also the name of George Clooney's pet pig.
SandSea  2/7/2010
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I personally don't see the appeal for this as a full name- on a girl OR boy, but especially on a girl, it sounds silly and ugly. However, Max is an okay nickname.
lucyskydiamonds  1/30/2010
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I really love this name. My younger brother (who is now 11) is called Max and it suits him perfectly.

I think it may be becoming a little bit too common now, but it is still one of my favourite names.
scarlet-cullen  11/15/2009
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Max was Kid's rival in the cartoon Kid Paddle. She played video games against him at City Game Arcade.
Zepton  10/12/2009
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Max has been one of my favorite male names for many years, and it annoys me that it's now so overused and trendy, particularly among the yuppie set. Now it just seems rather devoid of creativity because little Maxes are everywhere. Full versions of the name, like Maxwell, Maxim, and Maximillian are also rather common, just so the parents can call the kid Max.
Anyechka  9/8/2009
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Max Vandenburg, a Jew in hiding in the Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Athena Nike  8/13/2009
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This name can also come from the names Maxine or Maximum.
jesse rae  5/11/2009
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My name is Max and I've gotten a lot of crap over the years for it. IE Maxipad, Maxine. I still like it though because it's not relatively common in my area and when I meet another Max it's like an instant rapport.
MaxHeadroom  4/19/2009
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I think it's a pity this name has become so associated with dogs! It's a great name for a guy; cute for a little boy, yet still strong for when he grows up!
gala  3/18/2009
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Maximillian Jenius was an ace pilot in the classic anime "Macross". He was the one who fell in love with and married a female enemy spy, and helped bring about peace between the races.
gala  3/18/2009
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Max is a great name, it's short, strong and sweet! It also means 'the greatest', you can't get better than that! My wee boy's called Max, he's 5 now, I'm not surprised it's got more popular now even with the celebs! Lol!
kel 1  1/30/2009
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Makeup artist Max Factor and his makeup line also named Max Factor.
tutugirl22  10/15/2008
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I don't exactly hate this name, but I am VERY sick of hearing it. I can't even count how many celebrities have used it on their sons, whether as a full name or a nickname. Can't they be a TINY bit more original? It's just empty after becoming overused in Hollywood.
bananarama  7/9/2008
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In the Pokémon animé, May`s little brother is called Max. He travels along with the group for the Hoenn and Battle Frontier seasons.
NovaNight  6/23/2008
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Max Theiron plays Ned Nickerson in the movie Nancy Drew alongside child actress Emma Roberts.
Ivy Reese  3/23/2008
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Jennifer Lopez named her new son Max. He and his twin sister Emme, are JLo and Anthony's first kids. :)
Chloe McSwain  2/23/2008
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I like the name Max. I think it's nice for a girl (short for Maxine) or a boy. It's simple sounding, but yet nice sounding. The name was used long before it became a name for a dog. And the name is making a comeback in England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and Australia. The name is on their top 100 names for boys. I believe it will make a comeback in the US as well.
Coffeebean  1/30/2008
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I too think the name Max sounds like a dog.
jasmineenimsaj  1/14/2008
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I don't really care for Max as a person's name. I perfer it on a dog. Haha my dogs name is Max.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2007
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My kettle thermometer goes up to Max.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2007
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This name is so 1930's. Ha.
nyaa  5/27/2007
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I do not particularily care for this name. I do not think it looks good and Maximillian is way too weird. Also, everyone I know named Max is too smart for their own good and wherever I hear this name it reminds me of a nerd.
maggie_angel  4/30/2007
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James Patterson has a series of books under the name Maximum Ride whereby the main character is called Max (and her full name is obviously Maximum Ride). I find Max a fun, sporty name for girls if you don't like the girly name of Maxine.
Luangi  4/12/2007
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This can be a girl name as well! It can be short for Maxine.
Taydbug112  12/18/2006
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Max is also often used as a nickname for the female name Maxine.
Danielle Monique  11/19/2006
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Max was Jessica Alba's character in Dark Angel.
Butterfly86  10/26/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Max here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  10/24/2006
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Max is also the name of the boy in Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are."
namecritic  10/11/2006
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I love this name and always wanted to name a son this, but WAY too many people are using it now. I personally know of 6 Max's all under the age of 5!
― Anonymous User  10/11/2006
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Pronounced MUKS in Germany.
JHK  9/3/2006
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It's a bit too random.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2006
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Max is an awesome name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2006
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Max is the son of Joan Lunden and Jeff Konigsberg, he also has a twin sister named Kate.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
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On the show The Suite Life of Zack and Cody there is a girl named Max.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2006
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Max Bialystock is one of the characters in The Producers.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2005
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Max von Sydow is a Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboraton with Ingmar Bergman, but also from "The Excorsist", "Hannah & Her Sister", "Strange Brew" and many other films.
Elphi  12/21/2005
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Max Cady is the villain of the 1962 film Cape Fear and Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
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Max was the name of the German shepherd that belonged to Jamie Sommers, the "Bionic Woman."
breakofday  12/16/2005

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