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Meaning of Maxine

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The name Maxine has the following meaning:

The greatest person. Female form of the name "Maximillian".
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Maxine is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Maxine in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Maxine is pronounced as max-een


Maxine originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Maxine and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Maxine: Boys - Cicero, Marcus, Patrick, Roman, Rufus, Sergio, Titus, Girls - Almeta, Ardis, Ava, Belva, Celeste, Clora, Decima, Diva, Gillian, Karlie, Marsha, Priscilla, Sabina, Sabine, Sabrina, Selina, Stella, Theodosia, Verdie, Both genders - Amanda, Clara


Popular Variants for the name Maxine: Maxa, Maxeen, Maxena, Maxima, Maxina, Maxna, Maxyne


Common nicknames for the name Maxine are: Maxie


We think the name Maxine should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Maxine to be: A popular, sweet and proper woman

In one word, you might describe Maxine as a(n) "popular" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Maxine (or its variants) are:

Maxine Kumin, born on 6 June, a famous poet. Maxine Kumin's background: An American poet and author being appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1981-1982.

Maxine Singer, born on 15 February, a famous biologist. Maxine Singer's background: An American molecular biologist and science administrator famous for her contributions to solving the genetic code, her role in the ethical and regulatory debates on recombinant DNA techniques, and her leadership of Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Maxine Hong Kingston, born on 27 October, a famous author. Maxine Hong Kingston's background: A Chinese American author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a BA in English in 1962. She has written three novels and several works of non-fiction about the experiences of Chinese immigrants living in the United States.
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