Akiva: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Akiva

Akiva

Pronunciation: AH-KEE-və (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Akiva: | Edit

People often assume Akiva is a girl, this doesn't really bother me though. On a whole people are very positive about the name. I personally feel that an unique name from the past is more interesting/individual then a modern name with an unorthodox spelling. Our Akiva has his name shortened to Kiv, Kivo, or Kivy. I envision his future as a constant stream of "No, not Steve, Kiv" but hey, there's worse things!

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I named my Rottweiler Akiva and with the meaning of her name protect shelter she most definitely lives up to her name and she loves it lol

Nicknames for Akiva: | Edit

Kiv

Meanings and history of the name Akiva: | Edit

Hebrew name meaning "protect, shelter". Also a variant of Yaakov.

Famous real-life people named Akiva: | Edit

Akiba ben Yossef, prominent 1st-century Jewish sage.
Akiva Schaffer, American comedian, writer and film director.
Akiva Eger, 19th century Talmudic scholar and rabbi.
Akiva Goldsman, American film producer and Academy Award winning screenwriter.

Akiva in song, story & screen: | Edit

Akiva is a seraphim in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor.

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