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Girl Name: Maeve

Name: Maeve
Pronunciation: \ma(e)-ve\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: intoxicating
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Mave, Mauve
Similar Names: Marve, Maelle, Meave, Macie, Macee, Maude, Madge, Maeja, Maeko, Maemi, Maery, Mazie, Malva, Malvie, Mamie, Mayme, Mame, Maime, Mare, Maire, Marie, Maree, Marva, Maure, Maye, Maelee, Mae, Neve

Description

Maeve \ma(e)-ve\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAY-v, MAY-vee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Maeve is "intoxicating". The original form is Meadhbh, name of the powerful and legendary warrior queen of pre-Christian Ireland (first century). She is described in the "Tain", the Celtic equivalent of the "Iliad", as "tall, fair...carrying an iron sword". Author Maeve Binchy.

Baby names that sound like Maeve are Mave and Mauve. Other similar baby names are Marve, Maelle, Meave, Macie, Macee, Maude, Madge, Maeja, Maeko, Maemi, Maery, Mazie, Malva, Malvie, Mamie, Mayme, Mame, Maime, Mare, Maire, Marie, Maree, Marva, Maure, Maye, Maelee, Mae and Neve.

Popularity

Maeve is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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