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Updated March 7, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • American : Wildly independent
  • English : Nonconforming

What does Maverick mean and stand for?

The name Maverick is of English origin and means "nonconforming" or "independent." It is derived from the English word maverick, meaning "independent." Maverick originally began as a surname before being used for given names in the 1900s.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Maverick


According to Social Security Administration data, Maverick has only recently become popular, breaking the top 100 in 2017. It broke the top 50 for the first time in 2020, ranking at position 48.

However, it is the 5th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Maverick was at its peak popularity in July 2019.

Maverick is only recently popular, jumping ranks quite quickly. The name was first used in the 1950s James Garner western TV series, and more recently for Tom Cruise's character in Top Gun. Notable namesakes include singer-songwriter Maverick Sabre, basketball player Maverick Ahanmisi, and golfer Maverick McNealy.

Where is it Popular?

Maverick was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Maverick

  • Mav
  • Mavie
  • Rick
  • Rickie

Pairs well with these middle names


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