Meaning of the name Maeve. Listen and learn how to pronounce Maeve so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: 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.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Maeve Maebh



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