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Famous People Named Max

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If your name is Max, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Max, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Max can you think of? The famous Maxs below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Max, athletes named Max, and even political figures named Max. The music industry is no stranger to the name Max, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Max are worth mentioning? This list includes Max Pacioretty, Max von Sydow, Max Scherzer and Max Schmeling. To read more about these notable people named Max, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
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  • Max Pacioretty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Max

    BirthplaceNew Canaan, Connecticut

    Maximillian Kolenda Pacioretty (born November 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Max

    BirthplaceLund, Sweden

    Max von Sydow (born Carl Adolf von Sydow, April 10, 1929 - March 8, 2020) is a Swedish actor.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Max

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984), nicknamed Mad Max, is an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Schmeling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Schmeling

    Dec. at 100 (1905-2005)

    BirthplaceKlein Luckow, Germany

    Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (German: [ˈʃmeːlɪŋ]; 28 September 1905 – 2... more on Wikipedia

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  • Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Maxwell

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Gerald Maxwell Rivera (born May 23, 1973), also known by his stage name Maxwell, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Baer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Baer

    Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA

    Maximilian Adelbert Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer who was... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Greenfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Max

    BirthplaceDobbs Ferry, New York, United States of America

    Max Greenfield (born September 4, 1980) is an American actor. He appeared in recurring roles... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Planck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Planck

    Dec. at 89 (1858-1947)

    BirthplaceKiel, Germany

    Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, ForMemRS (German: [ˈplaŋk]; English: ; 23 April 1858 – 4 October... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Carey

    Dec. at 86 (1890-1976)

    BirthplaceTerre Haute, Indiana

    Maximillian George Carnarius (January 11, 1890 – May 30, 1976), known as Max George Carey, was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Weinberg

    Age: 175

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Max Weinberg (born April 13, 1951) is an American drummer and television personality, most... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Weber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Weber

    Dec. at 56 (1864-1920)

    BirthplaceErfurt, Germany

    Maximilian Karl Emil Weber (21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920) was a German sociologist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Roach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Roach

    Dec. at 83 (1924-2007)

    BirthplaceNewland, North Carolina, United States of America

    Maxwell Lemuel Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Graham

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Max Graham (; born April 17, 1971) is a Canadian DJ, composer and producer of dance music. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Thieriot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Max

    BirthplaceLos Altos Hills, California, United States of America

    Maximillion Drake Thieriot (born October 14, 1988) is an American actor and director. He made... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Steiner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Steiner

    Dec. at 83 (1888-1971)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Maximilian Raoul Steiner (May 10, 1888 – December 28, 1971) was an Austrian-born American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Unger

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceKailua, Hawaii

    Maxwell McCandless Unger (born April 14, 1986) is a former American football center who played... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Fleischer

    Dec. at 89 (1883-1972)

    BirthplaceKraków, Poland

    Max Fleischer (born Majer Fleischer ; July 19, 1883 – September 25, 1972) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Max

    BirthplaceMontebello, California

    Max Montoya (born May 12, 1956) is a former professional American football guard who played 16... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Zaslofsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Zaslofsky

    Dec. at 60 (1925-1985)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Max "Slats" Zaslofsky (December 7, 1925 – October 15, 1985) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max George

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Maximillian Alberto "Max" George is a British singer, songwriter, television personality,... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Stirner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Stirner

    Dec. at 50 (1806-1856)

    BirthplaceBayreuth, Germany

    Johann Kaspar Schmidt (25 October 1806 – 26 June 1856), better known as Max Stirner, was a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Ernst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Ernst

    Dec. at 85 (1891-1976)

    BirthplaceBrühl, Germany

    Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German (naturalised American in 1948 and French... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max Irons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Irons

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Camden, England, London

    Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons is an English-Irish film actor and model. He is known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Max Lanier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Max

    Max Lanier

    Dec. at 92 (1915-2007)

    BirthplaceDenton, North Carolina

    Hubert Max Lanier (August 18, 1915 – January 30, 2007) was an American left-handed pitcher in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Max von Schlebrügge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Max

    BirthplaceSolna Municipality, Sweden

    Max von Schlebrügge (born 1 February 1977) is a retired Swedish footballer. He played centre... more on Wikipedia
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