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Bret Maverick was a gambler in the movie and T.V. show "Wild, Wild West." Maverick is also the name of a car.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
What a cool name to have. "Hi, I'm Maverick..."
-- hana  1/27/2006
I also wanted to point out that it is also the name of a deck of cards, a basketball team, an old t.v. show and Madonna's record label. Tom Cruise's character in the movie Top Gun is referred to as Maverick.
-- Sephone  3/27/2006
The person who didn't brand his cattle was Samuel Maverick; because his didn't, his cattle often wandered off and were captured by other surrounding ranchers. He was trying to raise some quick money (because the beef industry in the south was booming). But anyway, I'm getting off track. People who are said to be "Mavericks" are people are different, almost not normal. They're usually people who don't do what people think is right but what is popular. Some mavericks in history might be Sam Houston, Ben Franklin, and Abe Lincoln. Get what I mean?
-- echo_of_the_past  4/5/2006
Maverick in Hebrew actually means "shiny", "bright", "brilliant".
-- Anonymous User  4/21/2006
I think this is a very cool and masculine name. I picture a man with big muscles, charm and bedroom eyes. LOL I'm sure if there is a Maverick everyone calls him Rick for short.
-- Honeyrose  8/12/2007
This name is beautiful. I think it's a perfect name for a boy. It sounds friendly and strong at the same time.
-- AudioXVampire  12/4/2007
My friend had a baby book and it said Maverick meant "friend of the sea".
-- AudioXVampire  12/4/2007
John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, regularly claimed the title "Maverick" for himself, as did his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
-- marauder34  11/12/2008
I used to know a guy named Maverick. I thought and still think it is an awesome name. It's unique (as the meaning refers to!), and it's just a plain cool name. How awesome would it be to walk up to a person and say, "Hey, my name's Maverick!"? It'd be hard to follow that!
-- stargirl4peace  7/20/2009
I like the meaning of this name, though the name is a bit weird. I think a good girl version of the name is "Maveri."
-- Aurora Lynn  9/11/2009
I had not heard of this as a given name until I met a child named Maverick. It sounds strong and reliable to me, but not traditional like I usually prefer. I like its meaning very much, and it seems to fit the character of the boy, too. He is like a little man, very responsible for a middle school-aged child, but liked by his peers. I could easily see him being a force of positive change along his path of life.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2009
I love the name Maverick.

It's strong and masculine sounding, and not too popular (only ranked #504 in popularity in 2010). It's got some cool nickname options too; Mav, Mavvy, Ricky, etc. I have a younger cousin with this name, I've always really liked it.
-- LittleSamGirl  8/18/2011
I like Maverick. I like the meaning and the sound. We thought about using it for our first son.
-- Zimger  8/2/2012
This is literally the coolest name possible.
-- mecoyle  11/23/2012
I agree that this is a cool name, but it's not only positives like the comments are suggesting.

Sarah Palin kind of ruined this name when she was running for office with McCain because her campaign platform was that "we are mavericks and Americans, not Republicans". However, Palin was given so much negative publicity during this time and she is not the most respected person in U.S. history. So that's one con.

Secondly, this is a hard name to live up to. If their name is Maverick, and they're a complete follower or conformist, it's a waste of a name. Naming your child this is like naming them Adonis or Hero or Honor or Patience. They're going to have to work to fulfill this name.

But if the Palin thing doesn't bother you and you think you can raise your child to act like a Maverick, then I'd say go right ahead with this name because it is pretty cool.
-- Icycoldhot  8/29/2013
I think it's odd that the origin of the name is cited as 'it comes from someone's surname'.

The origin of 'Maverick' as a surname has Celtic roots and originated in Wales and Ireland. It comes from the Welsh 'mawr ryce' meaning 'gallant hero'.
-- KangarwLesu  3/12/2014
I really like this name. I know it's a new name, and kind of trendy, but I think it's really strong sounding.
-- hattie98  3/24/2014

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