Gender: Male Meaning of Maverick: "independent, nonconformist" Origin of Maverick: American Maverick's Popularity in 2018: #73

Maverick Origin and Meaning

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

At the rate it's growing, Maverick soon won't seem like 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.

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Rank in US: #73

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Pop Culture References for the name Maverick

Mavric, Mavrick, Maverik


ParanoidAndroid Says:


Silly choice that will fall off entirely within the next five years or so.

whatchamacallit Says:


I have a nephew with this name and I love it even though it would only be a gp for me. I think it's the kind of name a little boy would love to have and when he's older he can always choose to go by Mack or Rick if he wants. I think Maverick's pretty cool.

ladimon Says:


I don't understand why so many people hate this name.