Maeve

First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Maeve mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Maeve

"Maeve" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Intoxicating". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Anglicized from Irish Meadhbh "intoxicating", name of a legendary queen of Connacht.

  1. A female given name of mostly Irish usage.

Notable Persons Named Maeve

Maeve was born on January 1st, 1985 in Sydney.

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Maeve Quinlan is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Maeve was given the name Maeve Anne Quinlan on November 16th, 1964 in Chicago.

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Maeve Binchy was a fiction, play, short story, travel writing, and travel literature writer. She was most prominent from 1978 to 2012. Maeve was given the name Anne Maeve Binchy on May 28th, 1939 in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland. She left this life on July 30th, 2012.

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Maeve Higgins is an observational comedy and sketch comedy comedian. Maeve was born in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.

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Maeve was born on May 31st, 1946 in New York City.

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Maeve was born on July 24th, 1937 in Cleveland.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maeve

Stella Maeve is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Stella was given the name Stella Maeve Johnston on November 14th, 1989 in Nyack, New York, USA. Stella is also known as Stella Maeve Johnston.

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How popular is the baby name Maeve in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1940 8 8 0
1941 10 10 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 5 5 0
1945 6 6 0
1947 7 7 0
1949 8 8 0
1951 7 7 0
1952 8 8 0
1953 9 9 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 7 7 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 5 5 0
1958 11 11 0
1959 11 11 0
1960 15 15 0
1961 12 12 0
1962 5 5 0
1963 16 16 0
1964 12 12 0
1965 11 11 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 6 6 0
1969 12 12 0
1971 10 10 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 8 8 0
1974 7 7 0
1975 7 7 0
1976 9 9 0
1977 12 12 0
1978 13 13 0
1979 12 12 0
1980 13 13 0
1981 20 20 0
1982 19 19 0
1983 23 23 0
1984 30 30 0
1985 32 32 0
1986 45 45 0
1987 41 41 0
1988 56 56 0
1989 52 52 0
1990 47 47 0
1991 67 67 0
1992 79 79 0
1993 90 90 0
1994 102 102 0
1995 133 133 0
1996 141 141 0
1997 207 207 0
1998 240 240 0
1999 343 343 0
2000 295 295 0
2001 317 317 0
2002 350 350 0
2003 413 413 0
2004 378 378 0
2005 398 398 0
2006 447 447 0
2007 480 480 0
2008 486 486 0
2009 508 508 0
2010 546 546 0
2011 489 489 0
2012 570 570 0
2013 625 625 0
2014 648 648 0
2015 701 701 0
2016 819 819 0
2017 860 860 0

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Popularity of Maeve as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Maeve

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  • How Popular is the name Maeve? Maeve is the 2,317th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Maeve have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,423 babies born with the first name Maeve in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maeve to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maeve? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1940 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Maeve first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maeve is Friday, July 24th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Maeve born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maeve was in 2017 with a total of 860 babies.
  • Random Maeve Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maeve ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 66 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Maeve: Your name in reverse order is Eveam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eemva. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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