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Meaning and name origin

Mave \m(a)-ve\ as a girl's name is of Irish, Gaelic and Welsh origin, and the meaning of Mave is "joy, hilarity; baby; intoxicating; she who makes drunk". Mave is a variant of Mab (Irish, Gaelic, Welsh): in old English, Welsh, and Irish stories, Queen Mab is monarch of the fairies. Also a variant of Maeve (Irish, Gaelic): the original form is Meadhbh, name of the powerful and legendary warrior queen of pre-Christian Ireland (first century).


Mave has 1 variant form: Meave.


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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mave and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Maeve (#482). (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Mave is also pronounced similarly to Mauve. Other suggested similar baby names are Mae, Mame, Mare, Marve and Maye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mave.