MAXINE: A latin version of Maxima meaning "the greatest." Relatives: Maxina, Maxime, Maxima, Maxita, Maxa, Maxy, Maxie, Max.
MAXWELL: An Anglo-Saxon place name and Old English for "Marcus's well." Relatives: Max, Maxey, Maxie, Maxy. Namesakes: Maxwell Anderson, Maxwell Perkins, "Maxwell Smart," Maxwell House coffee.
MAY: An abbreviated version of Mary and Margaret. Name her two little sisters April and June. Relatives: Mae, Mai, Maia, Maya, Maye, Mayes, Mays, Maize. Namesakes: May Britt, Willie Mays, Mayo Smith, Mayo Clinic.
MAYER: German for "farmer," Latin for "greater," and Hebrew for "bringer of light." Relatives: Meyer, Meir, Meier, Mayr, Myer, Mayor, Myerson. Namesakes: Meyer Lansky, Louis B. Mayer, Oscar Mayer, Bess Myerson.
MAYNARD: Anglo-Saxon for "remarkable strength" and Dobie Gillis's buddy, of course. Relative: Menard. Namesakes: Maynard Ferguson, Don Maynard, Joyce Maynard.