Akiva: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Akiva
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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
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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.