Maeve

Meaning, pronunciation and origin of the Irish girls name Maeve

How Is Maeve Pronounced?

What does the Irish name Maeve 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 Maeve?

Girl | Female

Is Maeve a girls name?

Yes, Maeve is traditionally given to a girl.

How do you spell Maeve in Irish?

The spelling is “Maeve” or “Maebh“.

How do you pronounce Irish name Maeve?

It is pronounced “may + v”

What is the english equivalent names of Maeve?

There is no English equivalent.

Is Maeve a rare name?

Maeve is not very common or particularly rare in Ireland. In 2021, Maeve ranked #106 in Ireland for all baby girls names. Source: cso.ie

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