Maverick - boys name

Maverick name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Maverick name meaning:

The name Maverick is of American origin and has a bold and adventurous meaning. It is derived from the word "maverick," which originally referred to unbranded cattle that roamed freely in the American West. The term eventually came to represent someone who is independent, unconventional, and nonconformist in nature.

Naming a boy Maverick implies a desire for him to have a strong and unique personality. It suggests that the parents want their son to be free-spirited, daring, and willing to challenge societal norms. Maverick is often associated with individuals who are innovative, self-reliant, and not afraid to take risks. This name carries a sense of excitement and adventure, encouraging the boy to embrace his individuality and forge his own path in life.

Moreover, the name Maverick has gained popularity in recent years as a result of its inclusion in popular culture, particularly through the character of Maverick in the movie "Top Gun." It has become a symbol of strength, rebellion, and independence, making it an attractive choice for parents seeking a distinctive and powerful name for their son.

Origin: English

When a nineteenth-century American named Maverick refused to brand his calves as other ranchers did; his name came to signify an independent man who avoids conformity.

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Overall UK ranking: 489 out of 4789

81 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Maverick

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