Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. mak-see-MEE-lee-an(German) mak-sə-MIL-yən(English)  [key·IPA]

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), whom 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

DiminutivesMax, Maxi(German) Max, Maxie(English) Max, Milian(Swedish) Max, Milian(Norwegian) Max(Danish)
Feminine FormsMaximiliane(German) Maxene, Maxine(English)
Other Languages & CulturesMaximilianus(Ancient Roman) Maksimilijan(Croatian) Maxmilián, Max(Czech) Maximiliaan, Max(Dutch) Max(Finnish) Maximilien(French) Miksa(Hungarian) Massimiliano(Italian) Maksymilian(Polish) Maximiliano(Portuguese) Maksimilian(Russian) Maximilián(Slovak) Maksimilijan, Maks(Slovene) Maximiliano, Maxi(Spanish)
Same SpellingMaximilián


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: August 14
Austria: August 21
Austria: October 12
Germany: October 12
Sweden: February 1


Entry updated June 9, 2023