Meaning: “Greatest,” short for Maximillian or Maxwell
About This Name: One of the most popular monikers in the United States, Max is a strong name for a pet. One of the most standout humans to have this name is Max von Sydow, a Swedish actor with over 100 television shows and movies to his credit, including Dune (1984), Minority Report (2002) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). In the animated classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch had a dog named Max. Fictional characters named Max include Max Goof (Goofy’s son) and Max Detweiler (The Sound of Music).
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