First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maven

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  • According to a user from Greece, the name Maven is of Hebrew origin and means "The one who understands".
  • According to a user from North Carolina, United States, the name Maven is of Hebrew origin and means "One who understands, teacher".
  • A submission from Tennessee, United States says the name Maven means "One who understands" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from California, United States says the name Maven is of Unknown origin and means "Expert".
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  1. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  1. A build automation tool used primarily for Java projects.

Notable Persons Named Maven

Maven Huffman is a wrestler. Maven was born on November 26th, 1976 in Crimora, Virginia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Maven

Max Maven is a magic (illusion), mentalism, magician, and mentalist. Max was given the name Philip Goldstein on December 21st, 1950 in Ithaca, New York.


How popular is the baby name Maven in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1998 5 5 0
2000 5 5 0
2001 24 0 24
2002 29 5 24
2003 15 0 15
2004 13 8 5
2005 16 6 10
2006 14 0 14
2007 10 0 10
2008 21 7 14
2009 17 0 17
2010 24 8 16
2011 27 15 12
2012 41 23 18
2013 54 40 14
2014 85 65 20
2015 58 44 14
2016 93 69 24
2017 98 70 28

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Popularity of Maven as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maven U.S.
  White 25.49% 64.26%
  African American 66.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maven

People with the last name Maven are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Maven

  • How Popular is the name Maven? Maven is the 13,847th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maven was the 158,432nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maven have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 649 babies born with the first name Maven in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maven to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maven? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maven first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maven is Monday, December 4th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Maven born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maven was in 2017 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Maven Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maven is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Maven: Your name in reverse order is Nevam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eanmv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maven? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 102 people with the last name Maven.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maven? Maven is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.