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Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova welcomed her first child with boyfriend Antoine Arnault on May 2nd. Maxim joins siblings Viktor, 6½, Neva, 8, and Lucas Alexander, 12, from Vodianova’s previous marriage to billionaire Justin Portman.

WHAT IT MEANS:  The greatest

WHERE IT ORIGINATED: A cognate of Maksim, it is the Russian and Ukrainian form of the Roman family name Maximus.

POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Max is a popular choice!

KNOW THIS: Currently 683rd on the U.S. popularity list, Maxim is the 2nd most common name given to boys born in Moscow.

POP CULTURE CONNECTION:  Maxim is the title of a contemporary men’s magazine.

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