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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 16 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: Irish

Meaning: Intoxicating

Pronunciation: mayv, meɪv, M AH EH V

Popularity Rank: #16,713

On this page:

  • 1. Maeve Meaning
  • 2. Maeve Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Maeve
  • 4. Translations of Maeve
  • 5. Maeve Name Popularity
  • 6. Maeve popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Maeve
  • 8. Nicknames for Maeve
  • 9. Maeve Name Poster
  • 10. Names similar to Maeve

Maeve Meaning

Derived from the Gaelic name Medb, which means 'intoxicating' or 'she who intoxicates'. In Irish mythology, Queen Maeve was a powerful and fierce warrior queen.

Maeve also means "Intoxicating, A Purple Flower, A Mythical Queen, A Small Bird, Song-thrush, Joy, Delicate, Fragile, Goddess of Song, Great, Intoxicating, powerful and fierce warrior queen".

Maeve is commonly found in Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America, and 44 more countries.

Maeve Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: mayv

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): meɪv

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: M AH EH V

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

V: Pronounce as in "van" (V AE N)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Maeve

Maeve Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Maeve is recorded 2,607 times globally, ranking it as the 16,713th most common name worldwide.

Maeve is most prevalent in Ireland, with 1,366 occurrences, making it the 228th most popular name in the country.

In Ireland, the name Maeve is found among 1 in every 68 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Maeve Popularity by Country

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Ireland#2281 : 68
United Kingdom#2,0091 : 1,213
United States of America#5,4241 : 4,011
Canada#5,2271 : 5,249
France#14,7301 : 21,733
South Africa#27,5011 : 78,163
Netherlands#13,3511 : 18,067

List of countries the name Maeve is rarely found

Maeve popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Maeve from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Maeve

Nicknames for Maeve

Mav, Evie, Ava, Maven, Maevey, Vee, Mevie, Maelle, Maevious, Veve

Maeve Name Poster

Maeve Name Poster

Names similar to Maeve

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