Gender: Female Meaning of Mauve: "violet-colored" Origin of Mauve: French

Mauve Origin and Meaning

The name Mauve is a girl's name of French origin meaning "violet-colored".

Mauve is an offbeat color name whose soft and sentimental Victorian spirit is conveyed by the name. One of the newer color names like Blue, Gray and Plum that are increasingly being used as novel middle names.

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snowsbeloved Says:


Yuck. I just think of old lady bedroom decor. Just a blah color with a weird sounding name.

Yessica Says:


moev or mahv?

SimoneKadele Says:


I really like this as a middle, but only when it's pronounced Mahv (rhyming with the fist syllable of "novelty"). I think that this is an alternate pronunciation most common in America. Most people would probably pronounce it Mohv (rhyming with "cove"). That might be too confusing.

lesliemarion Says:


Happily, I've never heard of GTA 5, so I am free to love Mauve, which I do pronounce moe-v.

jordalini Says:


Mauve is the bail-bonds lady in GTA 5. This is an oh so terrible name for a baby

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Yes. It looks prettier than it sounds unfortunately.

orphanedhanyou Says:


does anyone actually pronounce this word correctly?

it's Moe-ve, like Jove or stove