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What does Mave mean?

Mave Pronunciation of Mave [mave] as a girls' name has the meaning "joy, hilarity; baby; intoxicating; she who makes drunk". Mave is an alternate form of Mab (Irish, Gaelic, Welsh). Mave is also a derivative of Maeve (Irish, Gaelic): the original variant is Meadhbh.

Associated with: joy.


Mave has 1 variant: Meave.

1 more different relation via Mab, Maeve: Mavis.

Creative forms:
(female) Make, Miave, ..

(male) Mamer, Mami, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mave Kori (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mave?

Mave is an unusual given name for women. Mave is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Maeve (#450 in 2015) and Mavis (#1012) are the popular alternative forms of Mave (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Mave was common in 2015 (average #731), except for the form Mavis which have become somewhat outmoded. Maeve is the most trendy baby name among these. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maeve, Mavis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mave is alike in pronunciation to Mauve. Other recommended names are Agave, Ave, Dove, Eve, Love, Mabel, Mable, Macee, Macey, Maci, Macie, Macy, Mada, Madel, Madge, Mady, Mae, Mag, Mai, Maia, Maime, Mair, Maire, Maj, Maja, Maji, Mal, Mala, Malea, Mali, Malke, Malva, Malvie, Mame, Mamie, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Marg, Marge, Mari, Marie, Marje, Marne, Mart, Marte, Marva, Marve, Marvel, Mary, Mat, Mata, Maud, Maude, Maure, Mavra, Max, Maxi, Maxie, Maxy, May, Maya, Mayde, Maye, Mayme, Mazey, Mazie, Meade, Mike, Mone, Neve and Tove. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mave.

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