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

Anglicized form of the Irish name Medb meaning "intoxicating". In Irish legend this was the name of a warrior queen of Connacht. She and her husband Ailill fought against the Ulster king Conchobar and the hero Cúchulainn, as told in the Irish epic The Cattle Raid of Cooley.

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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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Entry updated January 21, 2022