This weeks names are: Maverick & Larisa
Maverick – Maverick is a car, a roller coaster, and a name on the rise! From Tom Cruise in Top Gun to Mel Gibson in Maverick, Maverick has a solid place in pop-culture. A word name used to describe someone unorthodox, Maverick means “independent, nonconformist”. Up 459 spots past 10 years, Maverick is currently #273 in the U.S. I wonder if Maverick will loose it’s edgey appeal if it becomes too popular.
Larisa – Larisa is recognizable without being overused. Most popular in Slovenia and Bosnia, Larisa is a Greek name, meaning “citadel”. Feminine and familiar, Larisa makes a great alternative and way to honor someone named Alyssa, Melissa, or Marissa. A popular name in Eastern Europe, Larisa reminds me of the actress Larisa Romanovna Oleynik – now that’s a name!
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