What does Maccabees mean?
The Wikipedia entry [link] is quite pitiful.
S. from On The Main Line explains [link] says we will never know, but it sure is fun to guess. And guess he does.
Mitchell First, over at the Seforim Blog [link] has an annotated discussion, basing himself on how it was originally spelled in Hebrew.
And read the book, if you please [link to I Link to II].