Meaning:Intoxicating; She who rules
Meave is a variation of the name Maeve, a feminine name of Irish origin that means “intoxicating” and “she who rules.” Meave comes from the Old Irish name Medb, a name borne by the mythological warrior queen of Connacht. Many believe Queen Medb was the manifestation of the sovereignty goddess and the inspiration for Shakespeare’s fairy queen, Mab. Queen Medb was clever, ambitious, and–to put it simply–a legendary badass. If you’d like to empower baby with the strength of a Celtic warrior queen, Meave is an excellent choice.
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