Quick Facts on Maxx
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Maxx
Maxx is an elaboration of Max, which is the short form of Maximus, Maxim, Maximilian, Maxwell or any name starting with the Max prefix (including the feminine Maxine). Almost all Max names are derived from the Latin cognomen “Maximus” which is Latin for “greatest” (a superlative of “magnus” meaning “great, large”). It’s from the same place we get our English word “maximum”. Not surprisingly, the cognomen Maximus was generally reserved for the aristocracy (a cognomen was an ancient clan name in Rome’s three part naming system; cognomens generally found their origins in nicknames). Obviously, the name Maximus (i.e., greatest) is one of the least humble of all the Old Roman family names. Lesser folks need not apply. The pet form of Max has long been used as an independently given name in its own right among English-speaking nations and elsewhere. Today, the name Max is quite common throughout the British Isles as well as Australia, Canada and the United States. Max is also a favorite among some of the Scandinavian countries, in particularly the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. The cheeky spelling of Maxx (with two “x”s) is pretty modern and used primarily in the United States.
Popularity of the Name Maxx
Maxx just appeared on the U.S. Top 1000 list of baby boy names for the first time in 2009. It’s a pretty low-ranking name when compared to the ever-popular and more traditionally spelled Max which is currently a Top 100 favorite nationwide. Maxx, on the other hand, is barely on the radar. It just represents an alternate spelling for those parents who like to be a tiny bit different.
Popularity of the Boy Name Maxx
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Maxx
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Maxx
Maxx We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Maxx.
Popular Songs on Maxx
Maxx - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Maxx.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Maxx
Maxx and the Wishing Bone (Avery Easter) - Maxx has grown tired of living a dog's life and dreams of one day being a boy. When his Fairy Dogmother appears and offers him one wish, he knows exactly what to wish for, but there's one catch -- he must first find a special wishing bone! Recommended for ages 6-9.
Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America (Gordon Korman) - Ever since he was little, Max Carmody has been trying to make people laugh. So when he sees a poster announcing a contest for "The Funniest Kid in America," he feels that he has finally found his destiny. Dubbing himself "Maxx Comedy," he sets about to create the tape that will win him the contest and national fame-but it isn't quite as easy as he thought it would be. In what soon becomes a comedy of errors, Max first has to help a cow named Madonna give birth, keep a wildcat from attacking his classmates, save a friend from getting beaten up by a jealous boyfriend, and make it all the way to Chicago with a truckload of cherries. Will Max leave them rolling in the aisles? Or will he discover, as an old actor once said, "Dying is easy; comedy is hard." Recommended for ages 8-11.
Famous People Named Maxx
Famous People Named Maxx - Maxx Payne (stage name of wrestler Darryl Peterson)
Children of Famous People Named Maxx
Famous People Who Named Their Son Maxx - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Maxx.
Maxx - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Maxx - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Maxx.
Personality of the Boy Name Maxx
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Maxx