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What does Maeve mean?

Maeve /mae-ve/ as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-v, MAY-vee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Maeve is "intoxicating; she who makes drunk".

The original form is Meadhbh, name of the powerful and legendary warrior queen of pre-Christian Ireland (first century). She is described in the "Tain", the Celtic equivalent of the "Iliad", as "tall, fair... carrying an iron sword". Author Maeve Binchy.

Associated with: irish, powerful, legendary (mythology), queen, fair (beautiful)

Variations

Maeve has 2 variants: Mave and Meave.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Maeke, Maene, ..

(male) Maele, Maephy, ..

How popular is Maeve?

Maeve is a rare first name for females. Maeve is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

VIEW POPULARITY

Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Maeve for girls. Maeve was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #482 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maeve name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maeve outside U.S.

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE MAEVE

Maeve is pronounced similarly to Mauve. Other recommended names are Mable, Macee, Macie, Madge, Mae, Maeja, Maeko, Maelee, Maelle, Maemi, Maery, Maime, Maire, Malke, Malva, Malvie, Mame, Mamie, Mare, Maree, Marge, Marie, Marje, Marne, Marte, Marva, Marve, Marvel, Maude, Maure, Maxene, Maxie, Mayde, Maye, Mayme, Mazie and Neve. These names tend to be more frequently used than Maeve.


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