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Quick Facts on Maximiliano

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 5
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 354
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Characteristics of Maximiliano

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Etymology & Historical Origin - Maximiliano

Maximiliano is the Portuguese and Spanish form of Maximilian, from the Latin “Maximilianus” which is a form of “Maximus” meaning “greatest” (the Spanish version of Maximus is Maximo). Maximilian became a traditional name among the royal Habsburg family members in Austria-Hungary as well as the royal house of Bavaria. It is thought that Maximilian comes from the blending of two names, in homage to the classical Roman generals – Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus. Fabius Maximus lived in the 3rd century B.C. and made a name for himself during the Second Punic War (Roman Republic vs. Carthage). He was given the nickname “Cunctator” meaning “delayer” because of his “war of attrition” strategy on the Italian battlefield (known as “Fabian Tactics”). The idea was to wear down the enemy over a long period of time rather than through pitched, confrontational battles. He also prevented Carthage’s army (led by Hannibal) from receiving needed resources while preserving the strength of his own Roman forces. The Romans found this approach rather un-heroic and Fabius Maximus was relieved of his dictatorship. Later, when the Roman army resumed the pitched battle strategy losses were severe and the “Fabian Tactics” were vindicated. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus was a leading general of the Roman army during the Third Punic War and commanded the final siege of Carthage (present day Tunisia) in the 2nd century B.C. This resulted in the complete destruction of Rome’s long time enemy. Together, the names of these two remarkable Roman generals formed the word for “greatness”. Maximilian is currently the #2 male name in Austria (2011) and ranked in 9th place in Germany (2012). The Spanish form of Maximiliano is more common in Latin American than the Iberian Peninsula, but it’s especially favored in Chile right now. Apparently Chileans don’t shy away from “greatness”.

Popularity of the Name Maximiliano

This five-syllable, eleven lettered name is quite a mouthful. Leave it to the Romance languages to create such a fancy, poetic name. It’s practically a song in and of itself! What’s more is that Maximiliano is currently the third most popular of the “Max” names currently in U.S. circulation. Max is the most common, followed by Maximus. Next comes Maximiliano, spurred on by Hispanic-Americans rediscovering this “great” name. The name first appeared on America’s Top 1000 list of boy names in 1993 but it wasn’t until the year 2000 that he finally adhered to the charts. Suddenly there was no stopping him. Maximiliano has ascended the Top 1000 list at an impressive clip. We’re not sure if this current naming trend which favors “Max” names is a fleeting fad or here to stay. The name’s etymology is a bit immodest, but hec, don’t we all think of our baby boys as “the greatest”?
Popularity of the Boy Name Maximiliano
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Maximiliano

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Maximiliano

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  • Famous People Named Maximiliano

    Famous People Named Maximiliano

    Famous People Named Maximiliano - Maximiliano Pereira (Uruguayan footballer); Maximiliano Richeze (Argentine cyclist); Maximiliano Moralez (Argentine footballer); Maximiliano Hernández Martínez (former President of El Salvador)

  • Children of Famous People Named Maximiliano

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Personality of the Boy Name Maximiliano

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

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