August 5, 2014 § 5 Comments
Shortened version of “Maximilian” or “Maxwell”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Mac, Mack, Maxie, Maxey, Miksa, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Max, one of Becky’s young bohemian neighbors in Pumpernickel, where Amelia, Dobbin, Jos, and Georgy visit for a while on their Grand Tour, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).
– Dr. Max Wilson, Dr. Ed’s younger brother, a brilliant playboy surgeon who beguiles Sidney Page, in K. by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1914).
– Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), English humorist and writer.