There’s A Boy’s Name Growing In Popularity and Tom Cruise May Be The One to Blame

When it comes to naming your baby, you want it to be something unique and something fit for that special little princess or prince about to come into your life.

Some parents choose royal names, others choose Disney names and some, just want something that reminds them of their favorite character in one of their favorite movies.

As of today, there is a baby boy name that is taking the world by storm and Tom Cruise may be the one to blame.

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Maverick is growing in popularity. In fact, Maverick is the sixth most popular baby boys name in Iowa this year alone.

In case you don’t remember, Tom Cruise played a fighter pilot named Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the 1986 film Top Gun.

With Tom Cruise reprising his role in the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick that released this week, it only makes sense parents everywhere are excited and wanting to name their child after his character.

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Just how popular is the name?

According to data from the Social Security Administration, Maverick has been in the top 100 most popular boys names since 2015.

Maverick has gone from 864th most popular baby boys name in 2000 to 47th most popular in the last year.

So, if you’re looking for a name that is cool and common, Maverick may just be the name for your child.


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