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Pretty ugly.
Luvbug86  4/6/2019
I'll admit this name is kind of a guilty pleasure for me. It's probably more usable as a nickname or surname.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2019
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Maverick who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 2, 994th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
Gosh no. It sounds ridiculous, like naming a kid Legend.
kayisforkeen  9/16/2018
I think of a cigarette brand I remember seeing in stores. That association ruins it for me, but I don't hate the name.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2018
I always associate this name with doctors (family practices or hospitals) things of that nature. Maverick isn't terrible, it just makes a more plausible surname.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2016
I named my son Maverick in 2011.
Here's why.

Criteria used during selection -

1. Uncommon name

2. Doesn't rhyme with anything (later found out fabric does, but it would be a difficult word to use in a derogatory way)

3. A name representing individuality, as opposed to herd mentality, an inventor, resourceful

4. Same initials as me, his father MDP

After hearing the name used during the McCaine campaign, and being fiercely anti-Obama, it became the most appealing name on my list.
eem  11/22/2015
I love this name because my name is Maeve and it is sort of like that. I think of the movie Chasing Mavericks.
Maeve N. E.  10/18/2015
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
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 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
This is literally the coolest name possible.
mecoyle  11/23/2012
I like Maverick. I like the meaning and the sound. We thought about using it for our first son.
Zimger  8/2/2012
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
Maverick in Hebrew actually means "shiny", "bright", "brilliant".
― Anonymous User  4/21/2006
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
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
What a cool name to have. "Hi, I'm Maverick..."
hana  1/27/2006
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

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