Origin of the name MEADHBH.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MEADHBH.
Irish name meaning "merry." (Girls' Christian Names,
Martha, Maud, and Mabel, are employed to distinguish Meadhbh,
one of the very oldest and most famous of Irish names. It would be
most satisfactory to take it from meadhail, joy; but this is far
from certain, and it may come from an old comparative of mor,
great. But Mirth is analogous with the meaning of Ainè, the other
fairy queen;... Meadhbh was the daughter of Eochaid Freidhleach, king of
Erin, as it is said, A.M. 3922, and was so brilliant a heroine of Irish
romance, that Congal Claen bids the men of Connaught, her husband's
kingdom, to "Remember Meave in the battle." (History of
Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).