Max

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from the German diminutive of Maximilian in the 19th century, later also used as a nickname for Maxwell.

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Max

  1. A male given name.
    • 2002 Cynthia Heimel: If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet? Grove Press 2002. ISBN 0802139507 page 177:
      Since it seems to me that this fad of child-rearing has turned into an actual trend, that babies are an increasingly popular accessory for people-on-the-go, I first want to say to stop naming your boys Max. Max is a perfectly nice name, ensuring its owner a certain precocious sensibility, but there are enough Maxes now. Any more Maxes and the breed will go to the dogs.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Max

  1. A male given name borrowed from German.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Max

  1. A male given name, diminutive of Maxime and Maximilien.

German[edit]

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Max

  1. A male given name, a popular diminutive of Maximilian.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Max. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1825.

Proper noun[edit]

Max

  1. A male given name.
    • 1975 Christer Kihlman, Dyre prins, Wahlström & Widstrand, ISBN 9146121315, page 113:
      Som liten var jag ganska stolt över mitt namn. Donald! Det klingade minsann mäktigare det än både Kalle och Ville och Lasse. Senare, när jag upphöjt mig själv i borgarståndet och för säkerhets skull beseglat min borgerlighet genom äktenskapet med Gunnel Lindermann hade jag uppriktigt sagt gärna hetat nånting annat, nånting mera traditionellt ståndsmässigt, eller från den synpunkten konventionellare, som Johan eller Henrik eller Carl-Gustaf. Till och med Max och Moritz och Niklas hade gått an. Bara inte Donald.