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What does Meave mean?

Meave Pronunciation of Meave [meave] as a name for girls means "joy, hilarity; baby; intoxicating; she who makes drunk". Meave is a version of Mab (Irish, Gaelic, Welsh). Meave is also a variation of Maeve (Irish, Gaelic): the original variant is Meadhbh.

Associated with: joy.


Meave has 1 variant: Mave.

1 more related form via Mab, Maeve: Mavis.

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

(male) Meace, Meare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meave Zella (M.Z.), ..

How popular is Meave?

Meave is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#66274 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Meave (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Maeve (#450 from current records) and Mavis (#1012). Adoption of these forms of Meave is at its most widespread today (median #731). Maeve is more familiar than the rest, while Mavis is now less common. (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

Meave is alike in pronunciation to Mauve. Other suggested similar names are Agave, Mae, Mame, Mare, Marve, Maye, Mea, Mead, Meade, Meara, Medie, Melva, Melvie, Merle, Mette and Neve. These names tend to be more commonly used than Meave.

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