Maximilian

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Maximilian, ultimately of Latin origin.

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Maximilian

  1. A male given name, rare in English.
    • 1820 Leigh Hunt, Names, The Indicator, No. XVIII, February 9th, 1820:
      It is as well certainly not to call a parcel of idle and ragged young rogues by the titles of Augustus, Orlando, and Theodore: nor does it sound very fitting and heroical to hear a father cry out pompously to his little boy, as we did once, - "You, Sir, there, - Maximilian,- come out of the gutter."

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Saint's name from Latin Maximilianus, a derivative of Maximus "the greatest". It was used in German royal houses after Friedrich III chose it for his son in 1459, explaining it as a combination of the names of two Roman generals, Maximus and Aemilianus.

Proper noun[edit]

Maximilian

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Currently quite popular in Germany.

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