Max Pfister (born 21 April 1932 in Zürich) is a German Romance studies scholar and linguist.
Together with Wolfgang Schweickard he was one of the initiators of the LEI (Lessico etimologico italiano), which deals with Italian and German research of etymology and dialectology of the Italian language.
- Pfister, Max: Lessico etimologico italiano, Wiesbaden, Reichert, 1979ff.
- Mainzer Akademie der Wissenschaften, Socio corrispondente straniero der Accademia della Crusca
- Premio Galileo Galilei dei Rotary Italiani
- Diploma di 1 Classe con Medaglia d'Oro ai Benemeriti della Cultura e dell'Arte, conferred by the Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, 2006