Maeve meaning

: Intoxicating

Maeve Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \ma(e)-ve\
Number of People 👶 14,000
Rate in 2021 409
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 Irish
Name selection specialist
Forouzan is an expert in choosing names and has been advising on choosing names for babies for about 10 years. Also, Forozan has an Instagram page for introducing Persian names.

Maeve Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Maeve
Additional description of the name Maeve

Maeve stems from Irish mythology. The interesting aspect of Irish mythology is that they have always portrayed women as strong and independent characters that can be good role models for today's women. Maeve was one such character. Maeve was famous for intoxicating men that were around her. One of the most famous tales about Maeve is the tale of The Cattle Raid of Cooley. Maeve was once married to the king of Ulster but left him after a lot of tension. Once when she was talking to her new husband, her husband boasted that he had more possessions than Maeve. So Maeve decided to go and steal the bull of Ulster. She commanded and led her own army and fought against her ex-husband's are and in the end, succeeded in stealing that bull. These kinds of stories are what make Maeve a very cool and powerful name.

Cool Info About Name Maeve

Additional name description Maeve
Additional name description Maeve

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name her Maeve?

This name suggests that you are a pioneer. It's natural for you to be a leader. You are highly focused and you try to achieve your goals. It seems natural to you to go through difficulties to try out new things. Doing unimportant activities frustrates you. You do not need others to finish your tasks or to make decisions. You have a lot of energy and confidence.

You would love to be a mediator and settle people’s disputes. Two features that describe you include Natural born peacemaker and a spiritual idealist. You are an expert on religion, philosophy, and less traditional forms of healing. Enlightenment is your lifelong search. You are very selective in choosing friends because you sense people’s feelings and motivations.

You keep going until you finish your tasks. As a worker, you are very energetic. Structured workplaces fit you very well. These places make you feel stable and safe. When it comes to life, you have a very logical and reasonable view of it.

How do people react to you?

People think that you are a strong person. Your raw power can either intimidate other people or show them that you are confident. It takes a little bit of persuasion to include you in worthy causes. You can be egocentric. Even when you are not, sometimes people tend to think that you are wealthy.

People generally see this name as being classic, natural, and strange.

Lucky colors: All yellows, ocher, bronze, gold, orange

Lucky day(s): Sunday


The history of this Irish name is not that long in the U.S. Maeve made its debut in the U.S naming charts in 1997. The history of this name in Irish culture goes for more than 2000 years but in the U.S it is still younger than  30. The name itself has a very simple structure but its history and mystical identity make it very powerful. However, it must be said that this strength does not hurt the name femininity. Maeve itself is short enough and does not need to be shortened, but Mae would be a good version for it nonetheless.


Here are some famous people named Maeve:

Maeve Binchy (Irish novelist)
Maeve Kinkead (daytime actress)
Maeve McGuire (daytime actress)


Name selection poll

Name Selection Poll

If you are hesitant about choosing your child's name, you can ask others for their opinion on your options for free.

Add a poll Poll list
If your name is Maeve, click below to increase
I am Maeve
No one has been added yet
How much do you like Maeve's name?
Users vote for Maeve
Score 5 from 4 votes
We are very happy to know your opinion about this name
Comments on the name Maeve
08/07/2023 15:55:32

Maeve is a great in powerful name! When I was first born my name was spelt Meadbh (the real way to spell it no matter what people think) but then changed it to the English name Maeve when some flight attendant called me Muhammad

05/27/2023 21:08:56

My name is Maeve. At first, I really hated it because people would mispronounce it or misspell it. Sometimes they'd call me MA-EVE, or MAY-VEE. Sometimes they'd spell it as Mave. But I like my name now. I like It's meaning. I like how strong and independent the name'suggests.

05/05/2023 09:34:08

We named our daughter Magnolia in 2021. It'suits her too!! She is one of a kind❤️

02/09/2023 12:37:30

Sometimes thought of as the Irish form of Mabel. While at the present time Mabel mostly conjures up old women, how about Maeve for your child instead❤️ Much better than Mack or Mabel!

01/18/2023 11:55:08

i know a little girl called maeve and she is so funny !! this name is so sweet ! :)

12/27/2022 12:23:18

this is my name and I love it. I hate it when people call me "James" or "Jason". it is JAY. simple as that. TY -- Jay

11/15/2022 04:07:14

My name is Maeve and I absolutely love it! I was born in Ireland, but now live in the US, so it is not as common. It was tough in school with people not knowing how to pronounce it, but I love having a unique name that has meaning.

10/26/2022 17:25:30

I gave my daughter, whose first name is Hebrew (her father is Jewish), "Maeve" for a middle name because I wanted her to have a Hebrew name and an Irish one, to reflect her entire heritage. I think It's a beautiful and graceful name. I'm trying to get it translated into Ogham so I can have it tattooed on the back of my shoulder, along with "Rachel" in Hebrew lettering.

10/16/2022 12:01:40

The older I get (32) the more I like my name. Rebecca words very well at work and it is Becca or Bec at home. (Never Becky) Perfect for me!

09/13/2022 19:20:40

My name's Maeve and I have become very accustomed to people mispronouncing it or misspelling it. I was actually thinking of changing it when I got older (I'm 21), but after reading about Queen Maeve, I appreciate its power and uniqueness.

08/19/2022 12:42:36

The only time i've heard this name is the princess(❤️) Athena Roussel.. but i just recently started to really like it.. its a gorgeous name and while its uncommon, its not unheard of or bizarre. Its unique without being weird or made up. beautiful.

07/04/2022 08:38:42

My name is Maeve. I don't like that one meaning is that is means 'she who drinks' as in alcohol. But that is just one meaning. It also means, well, just someone who stands tall and clear minded. I like having the unique name. I recommend it

07/01/2022 02:52:12

i no people always call me mauve!!! thats a color people! get with the program!!!

04/07/2022 05:09:54

I knew a very very beautiful girl with the name Maeve. I love it and then I'm also not sure of it, mostly because it has an older'sound to it. But I have been so close to naming this baby I'm pregnant with at this time that name. I don't think that people would know how to pronounce it, or spell it, or even know what to say about it. It's very unique.

10/30/2021 12:56:06

My great-grandmother's name was Mae - I was thinking of using Maeve as a middle name for my future daughter as a nod to her.

08/16/2021 08:33:18

We named our 2nd daughter Ashlyn and I just love it. She does get called Ashley occasionally but I adore her name and it fits her personality perfectly!

08/07/2021 07:42:00

Maeve is a awesome name , It's unqie and sounds awesome I love the name maeve❤️

Latest blog content

Maeve FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Maeve?
The origin of the name Maeve is Irish.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Maeve?
*️⃣ How many people are named Maeve?
Almost 14000 people are named Maeve.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Maeve?
The names of Michael, Jason, Malcolm, Bob, Malcum