M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Maximilian comes from the Roman name Maximilianus which derives from Maximus meaning “greatest” derived from PIE root *méǵh₂s (great, big). 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, Maximilian has had use before than.

Nicknames: Max, Maxi

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Maximilianus (Latin)
  • Maximillian (English)
  • Maxmilián (Czech)
  • Maximiliaan (Dutch)
  • Maximilien (French)
  • Miksa (Hungarian)
  • Massimiliano (Italian)
  • Maksymilian (Polish)
  • Maximiliano (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Maksimilian (Russian)
  • Maximilián (Slovak)


Female forms:

  • Maximiliana (Ancient Roman)
  • Maximiliane (German)
  • Maximilienne (French)


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