Max

Max, meaning “greatest,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are tough or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Max.

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Name: Max

Meaning: “Greatest,” short for Maximillian or Maxwell

Personality: Tough, Outgoing

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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