"independent, nonconformist"

Maverick Origin and Meaning

The name Maverick is a boy's name of American origin meaning "independent, nonconformist".

It's ironic that the name Maverick is not such a maverick anymore. 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.

In fact, Maverick is the name of the Baby Name DNA type that's the least conventional and the most adventurous. But the name Maverick is far too popular to appeal to someone whose Baby Name DNA type is Maverick.

# 40 in the US

Maverick Rank in US Top 1000

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Maverick Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Maverick Popularity

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Famous People Named Maverick

  • Maverick Viñales (Ruiz)Spanish motorcycle racer
  • Maverick WellerAustralian rules footballer
  • Matthew James "Maverick Matt" BentleyAmerican pro wrestler
  • Maverick Wildring name of Scott Cameron Despres, American pro wrestler
  • Maverick Sabrestage name of Michael Stafford, English,Irish singer,songwriter
  • Maverickformer stage name of Anders Lundström, Swedish musician
  • Maverick Elijah Sooter (b. 2010)son of Christian singer Meredith Andrews and Jacob Sooter
  • Maverick Ott (b. 2015)son of ice hockey player Steve Ott
  • Maverick Jax Ericson (b. 2016)son of TV personality Briana Renee of "Little Women: LA"
  • Maverick Reed McKinney (b. 2016)son of TV personalities Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney of "Teen Mom"
  • Samuel Augustus MaverickAmerican rancher, lawyer and politician, originator of the term "maverick"
  • Maverick Nicolas Phelps (b. 2019)son of Olympian Michael Phelps and Nicole Phelps

Maverick in Pop Culture

  • Maverickbrand name of Internet imbecile and idiot Logan Paul's merchandise
  • MaverickPete Mitchell's call sign in the popular film "Top Gun", played by Tom Cruise.
  • BretBart, Beau, and Brent Maverick, main characters on TV's "Maverick" and 1994 film
  • Maverickterm for wild, unbranded cattle, originating with Samuel Maverick
  • Maverickmutant in X,Men comics
  • OS X 10.9 MavericksApple Mac operating system, released in 2013.
  • Dallas MavericksAmerican professional basketball team
  • Mavericka roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio
  • Maverikgas station/convenience store chain

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