Female, L names, Nature, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Linaeve is a modern female name, seemingly a combination of Linnea and Maeve (though it could also be a combination of any name beginning with Lin such as Linda, Linnet, etc). Linnea is the name of a genus of flowers (also known as the twinflower) which was named after Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus; his last name comes from lind (linden tree, lime tree)… Continue reading Linaeve

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Birds, Female, Hebrew, Kin/Family, M names, Male, Nature, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Germanic, Seagull, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Maven comes from an English word referring to someone who is an expert in a particular field, such as wine or coffee; basically a connoisseur. The origin of the word comes from Yiddish mevyn (expert, connoisseur, know-it-all) derived from Hevrew mevin (one who understands, connoisseur, expert). I've also seen Maven listed as an anglicized form of Meidhbhín, an Irish female name… Continue reading Maven

Celtic, Female, Irish mythology, M names, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Virtues/Attributes


Maeve is the anglicized form of Gaelic Medb, the name of a warrior queen in Irish mythology. The name may be derived from Proto-Celtic *medu- (mead) and *medua- (intoxicating) so the name either means "mead woman" or "she who intoxicates". Origin: Proto-Celtic Variants: Maeva (English) Medb (Old Irish) Méabh (Irish) Meadhbh (Irish) Meave (Irish) Mave (Irish)