A sister to boy’s names Maxwell, Maximilian, and Max itself, Maxine is a feminine name of Latin origin, meaning "greatest." This name is perfect for the modern-day parent looking for a classic, old-fashioned name with a twist. The name might owe its initial popularity to celebrities like Maxine Andrews of the Andrew Sisters. However, Maxine can stand on its own feet as it makes its way for a revival. Shorten to nicknames Max or Maxie for the trendsetting baby that's always ahead of the curve.
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