Names of the Week – Maverick & Larisa

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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.

Tom Cruise as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun.   Actress Larisa Oleynik

Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun.
Actress Larisa Oleynik.

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!

Learn more about these names and hear middle name ideas for both:

Happy Monday!
~Meagan

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