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Maxine Meaning and Origin

The name Maxine is a girl’s name meaning “greatest” and is of Latin origin. It is a derivative of the name Maximus, which is of Latin origin and means “greatest”. The name Maxine has been in use since the early 20th century and was most popular in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Famous people named Maxine include Maxine Waters, a prominent American politician and congresswoman, and Maxine Hong Kingston, an American author and professor. The name Maxine has also been used in popular culture, such as in the comic strip “Maxine” by American cartoonist John Wagner and in the song “Maxine” by popular musician Donald Fagen.

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