Origin of the name MEAVE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MEAVE.
A variant form of Irish Meadhbh
(q.v.), meaning "merry." Also see Mable.
Meave G. Leakey, and her husband Richard, are renowned
English paleontologists. (Wiki)
... Meadhbh, Meave or Mab
are the original forms of Mabel,
and are of great antiquity, being derived from either meadhail =
joy, or mear = merry—it is uncertain which. (Girls'
Christian Names, Swan, 1905).