Name: Maximilian

Origin and Meaning of the Name Maximilian

  • Meaning:
    Little Maximus
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  • Pronunciation:
    (mahk see MEEL yan)
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    English and German speaking countries
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    Derived from the Latin Maximus.

    Some argue that it might be a blending of Maximus with another Latin name: Aemilianus.

    Famous bearers include Maximilian I of Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maximilien Robespierre, a French Revolution figure.

    Saint Maximilian is a little-known martyr of the Catholic Church in the third century CE.

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