Of all of these possible names, Maverick is among the most likely to appear on the new SUV. Ford fought to get a trademark on the title, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office finally granted it in June 2018.

The original Maverick was Ford's replacement for the Falcon. However, the name also appeared on rebadged Nissan SUVs in some markets and on the Escape in places outside the United States.

The existing connection of having the Maverick name on SUVs in some markets might be Ford's reason for reviving the moniker for its upcoming EV.