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Gender: M Meaning of Maverick: "independent, nonconformist" Origin of Maverick: American Maverick's Popularity in 2015: #184

At the rate it's growing, Maverick soon won't seem like such a maverick anymore -- it's already at Number 184 for 2015. Heard first in a 1950s James Garner western TV series, and then as the Tom Cruise character in Top Gun, Maverick symbolizes an unfettered, free spirit.

Famous People Named Maverick

Maverick Viñales (Ruiz), Spanish motorcycle racer
Maverick Weller, Australian rules footballer
Samuel Augustus Maverick, American lawyer and politician, originator of the term "maverick"
Maverick, son of singer Meredith Andrews
Maverick Alexandra Jean Amell, daughter of "Arrow" star Stephen Amell and "America's Next Top Model" contestant Cassandra Jean
Maverick Reed (b. 2016), son of reality star Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney

Pop Culture References for the name Maverick

Bret, Bart, Beau, and Brent Maverick, main characters on TV's "Maverick" and 1994 film
Maverick, Pete Mitchell's call sign in film "Top Gun"
Maverick, term for wild, unbranded cattle, originating with Samuel Maverick
Maverick, mutant in X-Men comics
OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple Mac operating system, released in 2013.
Dallas Mavericks, American professional basketball team

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