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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 user-created lists like Cute Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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Famous People Named Maven

Maven Klint Huffman, American male pro wrestler
Maven Sonae Morgan (b. 2013), daughter of American actor and comedian Tracy Morgan

Pop Culture References for the name Maven

Maven Blackbriar, character in the video game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
Maven Calore, King in "Red Queen" series by Victoria Aveyard
Maven (f) Also Mavin, Mavine, Mavon. Mabyn is probably also from the same name, Irish Maeve (Meadhbh), name of a 1st c. queen, but of unknown meaning." (Entry in The Facts on File Dictionary of First Names (1983)