Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:Joy, hilarity; Intoxicating
What rhymes with fab and makes for an exciting first name for baby? Mab, of course! This striking girl's name is as intriguing as it is succinct. Of Welsh origin, Mab points to baby's innate bubbly personality and the joy she'll bring to the world, for it means "joy” and “hilarity." Mab also means "child" in Welsh, which is apt. In literature, Queen Mab is the intoxicating queen of fairies, referenced in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Mab is also considered a variant of Maeve, a traditional Irish name that harkens back to Queen Maeve of The Cattle Raid of Cooley. Joy seekers and literature fans will delight in Mab's cultural and life-affirming symbolism.

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