Maverick

First Name
16k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maverick

"Maverick" is a name of American origin, and it means "Wildly Independent". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mav"er*ick
In the southwestern part of the united States, a bullock or heifer that has not been branded, and is unclaimed or wild; -- said to be from Maverick, the name of a cattle owner in Texas who neglected to brand his cattle.
verb Mav"er*ick
To take a maverick.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it
  2. Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
  3. Independent in behavior or thought ("maverick politicians")
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of several individual secondary school and sports team mascots, most of which are in the United States.
  3. A member of one of the sports teams with a mascot called Maverick.
  4. Someone who attends, or has attended in the past, one of these schools, especially one involved in the sports teams.

Notable Persons Named Maverick

Maverick Viñales is an athlete for the Suzuki MotoGP. Maverick was born on January 12th, 1995 in Figueres, Spain.

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Maverick Sabre is a soul music, contemporary r&b, reggae fusion, dubstep, and hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2008. Maverick was given the name Michael Stafford on July 12th, 1990 in Hackney Central. Maverick is also known as Michael Stafford.

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Maverick Ahanmisi is a basketball player for the Cafe France Bakers, Rain, and Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2014. Maverick was born on July 17th, 1991 in Los Angeles.

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Maverick was born on February 13th, 1992.

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Maverick was born on September 4th, 1970 in Utica, New York, United States.

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Maverick Stevens is a musician. He plays Guitar. His career lasted from 2005 to 2007. Maverick was given the name Steve Mavridis on November 29th, 1982.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maverick

Samuel Maverick was a --05-4th Mayor of San Antonio. Samuel was born on July 23rd, 1803 in South Carolina. He passed away on September 2nd, 1870.

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Mary was born in 1818. She passed away in 1898.

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Maury Maverick was a lawyer. He was most active from 1935 to 1939. Maury was born on October 23rd, 1895 in San Antonio. He died on June 7th, 1954.

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J.D. was born on September 17th, 1982 in Edmonton. J.D. is also known as Michaels, JD; Danyluk, and Jordan.

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Kurd is also known as Ötün and Cihan.

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John was born in 1578. He breathed his last breath in 1636.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 32 0 32
1958 89 0 89
1959 61 0 61
1960 46 0 46
1961 26 0 26
1962 21 0 21
1963 14 0 14
1964 10 0 10
1965 11 0 11
1966 10 0 10
1967 6 0 6
1968 8 0 8
1969 8 0 8
1970 8 0 8
1971 8 0 8
1973 10 0 10
1974 8 0 8
1975 9 0 9
1976 9 0 9
1977 6 0 6
1978 11 0 11
1979 7 0 7
1980 14 0 14
1981 11 0 11
1982 14 0 14
1983 13 0 13
1984 6 0 6
1985 16 0 16
1986 19 0 19
1987 44 0 44
1988 48 0 48
1989 54 0 54
1990 75 0 75
1991 88 0 88
1992 76 0 76
1993 101 0 101
1994 128 0 128
1995 148 0 148
1996 167 0 167
1997 189 0 189
1998 191 0 191
1999 188 0 188
2000 183 0 183
2001 229 0 229
2002 216 0 216
2003 249 0 249
2004 236 0 236
2005 331 0 331
2006 398 5 393
2007 461 6 455
2008 534 0 534
2009 482 0 482
2010 509 0 509
2011 646 7 639
2012 868 12 856
2013 1,310 14 1,296
2014 1,895 20 1,875
2015 2,288 23 2,265
2016 2,965 25 2,940

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Popularity of Maverick as a first name

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Popularity of Maverick as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maverick U.S.
  White 80.10% 64.26%
  African American 6.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maverick

People with the last name Maverick are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Maverick

  • How Popular is the name Maverick? Maverick is the 1,880th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maverick was the 89,753rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maverick have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,808 babies born with the first name Maverick in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maverick to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maverick? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
  • When was Maverick first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maverick is Sunday, September 21st, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Maverick born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maverick was in 2016 with a total of 2,940 babies. That's a lot of babies named Maverick!
  • Random Maverick Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maverick ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 18 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Maverick: Your name in reverse order is Kcirevam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cikrmave. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maverick? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 206 people with the last name Maverick.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maverick? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Maverick as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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