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What does Mab mean?

Mab Pronunciation of Mab as a girls' name is of Irish, Gaelic and Welsh origin, and the meaning of Mab is "joy, hilarity; baby". In old English, Welsh, and Irish stories, Queen Mab is monarch of the fairies. Also form of Amabel. Also form of Mabel.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, joy, old, stories (literary), queen


VARIANTS Mave, Mavis, Meave



Mab Brittany (M.B.), ..

How popular is Mab?

Mab is a rare given name for women. Mab is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Mab (NOT IN TOP 2000) are Mabel (#436 IN 2018) and Mavis (#883). Adoption of these forms of Mab was well-received among parents 138 years ago (MEDIAN #1010) and is now much lower (#659, 94%), with the version Mabel becoming less fashionable. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mabel, Mavis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mab and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bab, Mae, Mag, Mai, Maj, Mal, Mat, Max and May. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mab.

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