First name origin & meaning:
French: A small bird; song-thrush; joy
First name variations: Maeves, Maeve, Mauve, Meave, Maive, Mavis
Last name origins & meanings:
- Altered spelling of German Mewes, a pet form of the
personal name Bartholomäus (see Bartholomew).
- Bearers of this name are descended from Johannes Meivus, who landed
in Philadephia in 1737.
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