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Gender: Female Meaning of Mab: "baby" Origin of Mab: Irish

The name Mab is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "baby". Mab and is often added to lists like Stylish Girls' Names That End in Consonants and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Madcap Shakespearean name of queen of the fairies, if you want something both adventurous and simple.

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Famous People Named Mab

Mabelle Massey "Mab" Segrest, American feminist author
Mab Graves, American pop-surrealist artist
Gertrude "Mab" Higger, lover of playwright Maxwell Anderson

Pop Culture References for the name Mab

Mab, main character in Elizabeth Enright's The Sea is All Around
Queen Mab, character on TV's "Merlin"
Queen Mab, a fairy queen of dreams and nightmares in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
Queen Mab (1813), poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mabbe was a medieval girls' name, a shortened form of Amabel
Mab, character in the "Throne of Glass" series by Sarah J. Maas

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Mikey_pp Says:


Sometimes people make a noise like this when trying not to burp.

katinka Says:


Simple but feels complete. I really like it, but would people assume it's short for Mabel?

Bobcat108 Says:


I know someone whose name is Mab. She's in her 40s & is the only person I've ever met w/that name.

Nooshi Says:


I don't quite know why, but this name makes me feel so happy- I think it is stunning.