Name: Maverick

Origin and Meaning of the Name Maverick

  • Meaning:
    Dissenter
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAV ur eek)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Maverick)
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Miscellaneous Info for Maverick

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the English word meaning "dissident", usually referring to semi-wild, unbranded cattle in the Western United States, from the surname of a 19th century Texas rancher who did not brand his calves.
    Modern use of the surname as a first name. Maverick may have risen to popularity as a first name due to its use as a pilot's nickname in the film "Top Gun."

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