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Gender: Male Meaning of Maynard: "hardy, brave, strong" Origin of Maynard: German

The name Maynard is a boy's name of German origin meaning "hardy, brave, strong". Maynard and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Sometimes pronounced MAY-nerd, which is death to a name.

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Famous People Named Maynard

Maynard James Keenan, lead singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle & Puscifer
Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr., American politician; 1st black mayor of Atlanta
(Walter) Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz musician
Maynard Pirsig, American legal scholar
Rex Maynard Linn, American actor
Conor Maynard, British youtuber
Jack Maynard, British youtuber, younger brother of Conor Maynard

Pop Culture References for the name Maynard

Maynard G. Krebs, character on TV's "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"
Maynard James "MJ" Delfino, son of Mike and Susan on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
Maynard Keyes, character from the movie "The Sasquatch Gang"

Maynard's International Variations

Meinhard (German)