Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish girls name Maebh

How do you pronounce Irish name Maebh?

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What does the Irish name Maebh mean?

From an old Irish name Madb (or Medb), “the cause of great joy” or “she who intoxicates”. The great warrior queen of Connacht and embodiment of sovereignity she stars in Ireland’s greatest epic “The Cattle Raid of Cooley” (read the legend). She left king Conchobhar Mac Nessa for Ailill because “you are a man without meaness, fear or jealousy, a match for my own greatness.” But the couple quarrelled over who had the most possessions. Maebh’s bull had defected to Ailill’s herd and so she bought Daire’s brown bull. When Daire went back on the deal she went to war with Cuchulainn (read the legend) and the province of Ulster to recover the bull.

What is the Gender for the Irish name Maebh?

Girl | Female

Is Maebh a girls name?

Yes, Maebh is traditionally given to a girl.

How do you spell Maebh in Irish?

It is spelled Maebh and Maeve.

How do you pronounce Irish name Maebh?

It is pronounced “may + v”.

What is the English equivalent names of Maebh?

In English, Maebh is typically spelled as Maeve.

Is Maebh a common name?

The spelling Maebh has slowly grown in popularity over the last 30 years, peaking in 2009 at #201. However it has fallen off in the last ten years, now ranking at #586 for 2021. The spelling “Maeve” however shares a bit more popularity, raking #106 for 2021. Source: