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pinWhat does Mave mean?

Mave /mave/ [1 syll.] 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: Macve, Manve, Myve. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Mave and related names. Maeve (#482 in 2014) and Mavis are the popular alternative forms of Mave (not in Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.3555%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.259%, 27.1%), with the form Mavis becoming less stylish. Maeve (#482) is the most trendy baby name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Mave is alike in pronunciation to Mauve. Other recommended similar baby names are Mae, Mame, Mare, Marve and Maye. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mave.