Maeve: baby girl name meaning and popularity


From an old Irish name Madb (or Medb), this name means “the cause of great joy” or “she who intoxicates.” We know she’ll bring great joy to all who know her, but hopefully your Maeve will save her intoxication days until her 20s.



Famous people named Maeve:

Australian actress Maeve Dermody; American actress Maeve Quinlan; Irish comedian Maeve Higgins; Irish singer-songwriter Maeve O’Donovan; daughter of actor Chris O’Donnell; fictional Maeve from Westworld.

Fun fact:

In Irish legend, this was the name of a warrior queen of Connacht. Her fight against Ulster and the hero Cúchulainn is told in the Irish epic The Cattle Raid of Cooley.

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