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What does Maeve mean?

Maeve \ma(e)-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.


Variations

Maeve has 2 variants: Mave and Meave.


Popularity

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

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Maeve for girls. Maeve was first listed in 1997 and reached its apex rank of #482 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maeve name in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Maeve is pronounced similarly to Mauve. Another recommended similar baby name is Marve. Like Maeve, these names are not frequently used.

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