Maeve as a girl's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin meaning "intoxicating". The original form is Meadhbh, the name of the powerful and legendary warrior queen of pre-Christian Ireland (first century). She is described in the "Tain", the Celtic equivalent of the "Iliad", as "tall, fair...carrying an iron sword".
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