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Maximilian



Origin: Ancient Roman

Meaning: from Roman name Maximilianus meaning "belonging to Maximillus" the latter being a diminutive of Maximus meaning "greatest".

Although it was supposedly created by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III for his son by combining the names of two Roman generals he admired, Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, in the 15th century, although the name has been used prior to that for the names of saints.


Variants:
  • Maximillian
  • Maximilianus (Ancient Roman)
  • Maximillus 
  • Maximus
  • Maximilien (French)
  • Massimiliano (Italian)
  • Maximiliano (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Maksimilian (Russian)
  • Maksymilian (Polish)


Feminine forms:
  • Maximiliane (German)
  • Maximilienne (French)
  • Maxine
  • Maxene
  • Maxima 



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