Mauve is a feminine name of American origin. This name is mostly used in the United States and other English-speaking countries all over the world as a first name and a nickname. The roots of the name Mauve can also be found in the French language. The meaning of Mauve is 'purplish color' or 'violet-colored' in American English. In French, the meaning of the name is 'mallow plant'. The petals of the mallow are purple.