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Gender: Female Meaning of Maven: "one who understands" Origin of Maven: Word name or Hebrew

The name Maven is a girl's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "one who understands". Maven and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Comedian Tracy Morgan added this one to the lexicon when he chose it for his daughter. In English, a maven can be defined as an expert or connoisseur. Maven feels more nameworthy than some other word choices given its similarity to the Irish Maeve or the trendy spiritual choice Haven.

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josephinedagnall Says:


That's what I was thinking too! I think this name should definitely have a boys' entry too.

BroodyBritberry Says:


I love this name for a boy! Unique but familiar !

paulapuddephatt Says:


Quite nice, but I much prefer Mavis or May.

Canis.Maior Says:


What? In book "Red Queen" Maven was a boy! :o

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Perhaps the darkness association may be because its looks like Raven?

RoddyThlayli Says:


Like this for a boy, too.

jan11th Says:


Used to be a favourite of mine but now it just reminds me of darkness for some reason and thats not what i want for a daughter