Meaning of the Irish name Maebh. Listen and learn how to pronounce Maebh so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.
MEANING: From an old Irish name Madb, “the cause of great joy" or “she who intoxicates." The great warrior queen of Connacht and embodiment of sovereignity she stars in Ireland’s greatest epic “The Cattle Raid of Cooley" (read the legend). She left king Conchobhar Mac Nessa for Ailill because “you are a man without meaness, fear or jealousy, a match for my own greatness." But the couple quarrelled over who had the most possessions. Maebh’s bull had defected to Ailill’s herd and so she bought Daire’s brown bull. When Daire went back on the deal she went to war with Cuchulainn (read the legend) and the province of Ulster to recover the bull.
GENDER: Girl | Female
IRISH NAME: Maebh
PRONUNCIATION: may + v"
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Maebh and read along with the meaning)