Emily P. Contributor

Maverick, a dog name with a punch! It's got that Top Gun vibe, making your pooch sound like a cool, rule-breaking fighter pilot. The term 'maverick' originates from a Texas rancher, Samuel Maverick, known for his unbranded cattle. It's now synonymous with free-spirits and nonconformists. So, if your dog is a bit of a rebel, always sniffing out adventure, then Maverick is the perfect fit. Plus, imagine the fun at the dog park, "Maverick, come in for a landing!" It's a name that's sure to turn heads and wag tails!

Traits associated with the name Maverick:

Dogs named Maverick tend to be loving, loyal, brave, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Maverick?

Naming your dog Maverick suggests that you are independent, adventurous, and have a strong sense of self. It also suggests that you are confident and have a strong sense of leadership.

Is Maverick a good dog name?

Maverick has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. Maverick isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Maverick is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Maverick was, in the past month, the 250th most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Maverick is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Maverick was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Maverick's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Maverick is most adored in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Kentucky, Maine and Nebraska.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Maverick.

Most popular breeds named Maverick:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Boxer
  4. Australian Shepherd
  5. Golden Retriever

Maverick is found in these categories:

guard dog names

This moniker channels Top Gun's fearless, protective fighter pilot vibes.

ocean dog names

It's linked to the term for an independent sailor or surfer.

old fashioned dog names

Popularized in the 80s, this Top Gun inspired moniker screams retro cool.

hunting dog names

Maverick connotes independence and nonconformity, traits often associated with hunting dogs.

badass dog names

Connotes independence, rebelliousness, and a refusal to conform, often associated with strength and bravery.

country dog names

This name is often associated with independent, rebellious characters in Western films.

big dog names

Maverick suggests a bold, independent spirit, perfect for adventurous pooches.

Gangster Dog Names

Echoes rebellious spirit and lawlessness, synonymous with iconic outlaws in popular culture.

independent dog names

Maverick signifies nonconformity, free spirit, and a tendency to roam.

Dog names like Maverick:

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Leader, commander, governor of a province
Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Stingy or pointed.
Maverick dog name meaning

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Maverick (Texas, United States)
I have a dog named maverick and he is a German Shepherd. I love him so much. And he is so well trained
July 10, 2022

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