Is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Maeve is "intoxicating". The original form is Meadhbh, 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". Author Maeve Binchy.
Similar names to Maeve are:
Mave and Mauve, Marve, Maelle, Meave, Macie, Macee, Maude, Madge, Maeja, Maeko, Maemi, Maery, Mazie, Malva, Malvie, Mamie, Mayme, Mame, Maime, Mare, Maire, Marie, Maree, Marva, Maure, Maye, Maelee, Mae and Neve.