maven Sonae – Comedian Tracy Morgan chose this word name for his new daughter.
1965, from Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mebhin, literally "one who understands." Plural is mayvinim.
An expert; an authority; a connoisseur: growing clientele of pizza mavins/A real advertising mavin must have thought that up
[1960s+; fr Yiddish fr Hebrew, ''understanding'']