Max


Gender: Masculine
Origin: German

The name is a short form of any name beginning with the Max element. It has been used as an independent given name in German-speaking countries and its usage has spread elsewhere.

Its usage as an independent given name may have been popularized by the German-language tale as written by Wilhelm Busch,  Max and Moritz (1865).

Currently, Max is the 14th most popular male name in Germany, (2011). His rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 6 (Kazakhstan, 2010)
  • # 17 (Australia, 2010)
  • # 20 (Netherlands, 2010)
  • # 23 (England/Wales, 2010)
  • # 27 (Sweden, 2010)
  • # 32 (Scotland, 2010)
  • # 41 (Catalonia, 2010)
  • # 45 (Northern Ireland, 2010)
  • # 49 (Ireland, 2010)
  • # 51 (Austria, 2010)
  • # 70 (Norway, 2010)
  • # 71 (Canada, B.C., 2010)
  • # 98 (United States, 2010)
  • # 240 (France, 2009)
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