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One famous bearer of this name is Irish novelist Maeve Binchy.
-- MariaMercy  5/3/2005
I don't understand the appeal of a name whose namesake organized the death of the hero Cuchulainn. Also, the "intoxicating" meaning puts me off because it seems somewhat raunchy.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2005
This name features in the "Wicca" series of youth fiction books by Cate Tiernan. Maeve is the mother of a powerful witch, Morgan.
-- svkempe  10/25/2005
Yes, I've read the Wiccan series "Sweep". Maeve Riordan is the deceased mother of the main character Morgan Rowlands. Maeve was burned in a barn with the man whom loved her but she didn't love back. The murderer was her soulmate. Maeve Riordan was said to be a very powerful good witch with an affinity for fire, which her daughter inherited.
-- MaggAims2Live  8/11/2008
When I first saw this name I loved it, especially the meaning. But I thought it was pronounced May-ev, which I like better than Mayv, so now I don't like it as much.
-- LimbicLove  1/15/2006
Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) has a daughter named Maeve. I love this name.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2006
I like this name, especially pronounced MAY-ev. I know it's not "correct" but I like it, and to tell the truth I don't really care.
-- nelirosala  6/27/2006
Maeve is the Celtic Goddess of earth fertility.
-- audreyhubley  8/29/2006
A famous bearer is Maeve Quinlan, a beautiful actress born in Chicago, Illinois.
-- audreyhubley  8/29/2006
There's an Irish singer named Méav, I've heard her here in my hometown, singing with the National Chamber Choir, from Ireland. They came to Brazil once, and I found Méav's voice just amazing!
-- Milena  1/23/2007
Shakespeare referred to Queen Maeve in A Midsummer Night's Dream, though he used the form "Mab."
-- lurastarz  6/18/2007
I like Maeve. It reminds me of May!
I have to admit, I would have pronounced it "My-eve" until I read the real pronunciation.
-- sabrinafaye  8/6/2007
I think this is a very beautiful name, I'm not sure if I would give this as a first name but as a middle name yes.
-- aja3  10/17/2007
I do like this name a lot, but the connotation is just too pagan.
-- johann14  2/2/2008
It's a very pretty name. However, the meaning ruins it. Maeve might become the new Lillith or Jezebel.
-- Dianna475  3/26/2008
I strongly dislike this name. Naming your child Maeve is like child abuse. JK. But still.
-- Paris44  6/30/2008
This is one of the few Irish names I actually like because the spelling isn't completely awful.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2008
I love the name Maeve and don't think it's a pagan name at all. In fact, there was a girl in my church youth group with this name. Everyone, including people named Maeve, should be given the chance to make their own impression, despite whatever connotations others have about the name.

Secondly, Maeve was just a character in Irish Mythology. The meaning isn't very great, but who cares? Besides, a name is simply what you call someone. Despite the meaning, I may very well use this name for my future daughter.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2008
Meav ni Mhaolchatha is a talented, beautiful, and incredibly gifted Irish singer. She is a part of the group Celtic Woman (not women, Woman). I highly recommend that if you have an interest in all names Irish, that you check out these amazingly talented women.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2009
The traditional Irish spelling of Maeve is Meadhbh. And it is pronounced the same way, MAYV.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2009
I'm normally not fond of Irish names, but I do find this name very beautiful. It has a nice ring to it.
-- bananarama  11/7/2009
I love this name. The interesting meaning and the pagan connotations are exactly what makes it so appealing - I wish there were more names without any Christian associations!
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2010
How would you spell it if you wanted to pronounce it May-vee? I initially thought that was the pronunciation. It sounded sweet.
Mayv might sound a bit harsh. And my surname begins with V so it would be a little bit of a clash.
-- fazzi_giu  6/18/2010
I adore this name. I pronounce it the traditional way, MAYV. And being one of the many people who aren't knowledgeable on Irish mythology, I don't connect to anything pagan, sinister, or negative in any way.

It's a beautiful name, but in a simplistic way.
-- Hannah_E  6/20/2010
I really like Maeve and appreciate its history and such. It does have a very nice, very "Irish" sound, if you will, and it's quite ethereal and really is fairy-like.

It reminds me of Mab and Maude as well. I like the meaning of Maeve, too!
-- Lunar_Wolf  10/11/2010
This name is cool. Unique spelling too.
-- Chrila96  11/19/2010
It is said by historians by that Queen Mebh or Maeve was originally a goddess that a king would ritually marry as part of his inauguration (hence the number of husbands she has in legend).

Her name meaning "she who intoxicates" is cognate with the English word mead, a fermented honey drink. It is therefore thought that the ritual marriage ceremony would have involved sharing a sweet alcoholic drink.

Queen Mebh/Maeve has also appeared on the Irish pound note.
-- keepitreal  1/26/2011
I must admit to having a great fondness for this name - it has connotations of sweetness and nubility, and seems very connected to the world of faerie.
-- keepitreal  1/26/2011
For those individuals who keep commenting on the negative aspect of the meaning of Maeve (intoxicating), and the namesakes' history; I want to add that Maeve also means "the cause of great joy". In addition, yes, she was a very powerful queen who did start one bloody battle, but had she been a man, none of the negative comments about her, or her name, would have been mentioned (i.e. Alexander the Great, he conquered many civilizations and I'm certain there was much bloodshed).
-- maeve  3/7/2011
I hate the sound of this name.
-- FlakyMatt  10/11/2011
I'm the opposite of many, I never really liked the sound of the name, it reminds of other unattractive sounding things like mauve and navel. But I love the meaning and history behind it. Also for people needing a one syllable middlename it's much more fresh than Anne or Rose, so I can see why someone else might like it.
-- Vesey  10/16/2011
Supposedly this is the name of a Celtic Goddess of power, pleasure, and intoxication. Mead (honey wine).
-- MiryamChannah  1/29/2012
American child actress Maeve Power (born 1999 in Beverly, Massachusetts).
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
American actress Maeve Quinlan (born 1964 in Chicago, Illinois).
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
Fictional namesake: Dr. Maeve Donovan, the most significant of Spencer Reid's love interests on the show Criminal Minds.
-- Broadway Baby  2/24/2014

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