Maxim (given name)

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Gender Masculine (normally)
Word/name Latin or Hebrew maximus.
Meaning "The greatest" in Latin. "God miracle maker" in Hebrew.
Region of origin Rome
Other names
Related names Max, Maximilian, Massimiliano, Maximus

Maxim is a male first name of Roman origin. It is common in Slavic-speaking countries, mainly in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. According to the register of the General Directorate of Moscow, "Maxim" was the second most popular name for boys born in Moscow. From March 16, 2005 to August 16, 2005, 1,087 boys were named Maxim, behind Alexander at 1,390. The name is derived from the Latin family name Maximus, meaning "the greatest".[1] Maxim is also a less well-known surname.

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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).

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