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Meaning and name origin

Maeve \ma(e)-ve\ as a girl's 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.

Maeve has 2 variant forms: Mave and Meave.

Maeve is also pronounced similarly to Mauve. Another suggested similar baby name is Marve.


Popularity

Maeve is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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