Of Latin or Scottish origin.

Lately, it is rarely used as a feminine name as well.

When Max is a short form of the name Maximilian it is of Latin origin.

When it is a short form of the name Maxwell it is of Scottish origin.

Maximilian derives from Maximus and Aemilianus and it means “greatest”.

Maxwell means “great stream”.

Other forms of the name are: Massimiliano, Miksa, Maximilien, Maxx.

Famous bearers are Max von Sydow, Max Ernst, Max Fleischer, Max Roach, Max Weber, Max Carver, Max George, Max Lloyd-Jones, Max Perlich.

Max Fleischer was an American pioneer animator, film director and producer.

He brought animated characters such as Betty Boop, Popeye and Superman to the movie screen.

In the following video you may watch a short biography of Max Fleischer: