Linaeve

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) …

Maven

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 …

Maeve

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)