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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MAYV(Irish)
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Medb meaning "intoxicating". 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'.
VariantsMéabh, Meadhbh, Mave, Meave(Irish) Méabh, Meadhbh, Medb(Irish Mythology)

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Queen Maeve by Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1911)Queen Maeve by Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1911)

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