Is there a Norwegian variant of this name?

Does anyone know if there’s a Norwegian variant of the name [name_u]Maven[/name_u]? I’m using the name [name_u]Maven[/name_u] in my newest story and she’s of [name_u]French[/name_u], Norwegian, Armenian and Chinese descent. I wanted a name that could be used as the Norwegian variant of her name because her brother and sister’s Norwegian variants are [name_f]Mette[/name_f] and [name_m]Soren[/name_m]. Maven’s brother [name_m]Soren[/name_m] has no [name_f]English[/name_f] version of his name, though he probably should.

Is there even a Norwegian variant of [name_u]Maven[/name_u] at all?

[name_u]Maven[/name_u] is a recent invention based on the American [name_f]English[/name_f] word maven meaning connoisseur (derived from Yiddish), probably influenced by the popularity of the [name_u]Irish[/name_u] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], so no, there isn’t a Norwegian form. However, here are some Norwegian names similar in sound or meaning:

[name_f]Magnhild[/name_f] (the prefix magn means power - kind of similar to expertise?)

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[name_u]Maven[/name_u] feels ultra modern and American . I think if you are looking for something with a more Norwegian/ International feel you are best to go with

[name_f]Marit[/name_f] / Margite
Margo/ [name_f]Margot[/name_f]

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Echoing what’s already been said - [name_u]Maven[/name_u] doesn’t have a Norwegian variant.

Norwegian names that are the most similar in sound would be (with Norwegian pronunciations):

[name_f]Maren[/name_f] (mah-rehn; derivative of [name_f]Marina[/name_f] / Maria)
[name_u]Malin[/name_u] (mah-lin; Norwegian short derivative of Magdalene)

With [name_u]Maven[/name_u] being a variant of [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], there’s not really even a Norwegian name with a similar meaning if you’d wanted to try that route.

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