Maeve Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \ma(e)-ve\
Number in U.S 👶 14,000
Rate in 2021 409
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 Irish

Meaning of Maeve

Meaning and originality:

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 of such characters. 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.

Here are some famous people named Maeve:

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

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 towards it.

How do people react to you?

People think that you are a strong and powerful 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 debuted in U.S naming charts in 1997. The history of this name in the 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 makes it very powerful. However, it must be said that this strength does not hurt this name femininity. Maeve itself is short enough and does not need to be shortened, but Mae would be a good version for it nonetheless.

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9/13/2022 7:20:40 PM

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.

8/19/2022 12:42:36 PM

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.

7/4/2022 8:38:42 AM

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

7/1/2022 2:52:12 AM

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

4/7/2022 5:09:54 AM

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 PM

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.

8/16/2021 8:33:18 AM

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!

8/7/2021 7:42:00 AM

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


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Maeve?
The origin of the name Maeve is Irish.
*️⃣ 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