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What does Mave mean?

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) with the suffix -ve. Mave is also a derivative of Maeve (Irish, Gaelic): the original variant is Meadhbh.


Mave has 1 variant: Meave.

Mave has 1 more different relation via Mab, Maeve: Mavis.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Maie, Mauve, ..

(male) Mace, Mami, ..

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)


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

Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Mave and related names. Maeve (#482 in 2014) and Mavis (#1098) are the popular alternative forms of Mave (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Mave is common in 2014 (average #790), except for the form Mavis which have become somewhat outmoded. Maeve is the most trendy baby name among these. (2014 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.