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What does Meadhbh mean?

Meadhbh Pronunciation of Meadhbh [mead-hbh] as a girls' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Meadhbh is "intoxicating; she who makes drunk". Originally Medb, an ancient name. Source form of Maeve. It was borne by the Queen of Connacht in the Irish epic Táin Bó Cuailnge.

Associated with: gaelic, ancient (old), queen, epic (mythology).


Creative forms:
(female) Marhbh, Meihbh, ..

(male) Meadah, Meadre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meadhbh Amora (M.A.), ..

How popular is Meadhbh?

Meadhbh is an unusual given name for women and also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Maeve (#450 in recent rankings) is the only popular variation form of Meadhbh (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. This relation of Meadhbh was popular as a baby name presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Mead, Meade, Meaghan and Meradith. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meadhbh.

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