Gender: Female Meaning of Maeva: "welcome" Origin of Maeva: Tahitian

Maeva Origin and Meaning

The name Maeva is a girl's name of French origin meaning "welcome".

Though it sounds like a variation of the Irish Maeve, Maeva actually hails from Tahiti, and is currently enjoying a wave of popularity in France, where it ranks in the Top 100, possibly via popular French folk singer and actress Maeva Meline.

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fearlessfirefly Says:


I might use this because I love Ava but it's too popular for me.

fearlessfirefly Says:


Gorgeous name! It also means 'welcome'.

Kittynicole Says:


We named our daughter Maeva. I read up on it when I was pregnant that it meant 'Captivating'. That it is actually a French variant of the name Maeve which means a 'captivating and intoxicating woman'.

HalloweenGirl04 Says:


I love the name Maeva. It's so beautiful. I especially love the meaning. Welcome. I think is beautiful. Its almost a name forming from the name Maeve. Who was a queen in Ireland. And I think that meaning is beautiful too. My best friend named his daughter Maeva Betty.

Smollie Says:


Not the biggest fan of Maeve, but as soon I heard the name Maeva I feel in love with it <3

katinka Says:


I don't really care for Maeve, but this is really stunning. And I (wrongly, perhaps) really love the meaning too!

Swangirl Says:


I think Maeva is gorgeous!

MaevaStyles Says:


Maëva actually means "Welcome" in Tahitian :)