Maxim (given name)

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"Maksim" and "Maksym" redirect here. For the Russian female singer, see MakSim.
Pronunciation mahk-SEEM, mahk-SIM
Gender Masculine
Word/name Latin maximus.
Meaning "The greatest"
Region of origin Rome

Maxim (Cyrillic: Максим), sometimes romanized as Maksim, Maksym or Maksum, is a male first name of Roman origin which is relatively common in Slavic-speaking countries, mainly in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. According to the register of the General Directorate of Moscow, "Maxim" was the second most popular male name for children born in Moscow. From March 16, 2005 to August 16, 2005, 1087 boys were named Maxim, behind Alexander at 1390. The name is derived from the Latin family name Maximus, meaning "the greatest".[1] Maxim is also a less well-known surname.

Notable people[edit]

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In crime:

  • Maksim Gelman, imprisoned for murdering 4 people and attempting to murder 5




For people with the surname Maxim, see Maxim (surname).

See also[edit]

  • Maxim, general disambiguation page
  • Maxime, the equivalent name in French


  1. ^ "Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Maxim". Retrieved 2007-12-30.