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Akiva

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: To hold by the heel
  • #7045 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the name "Akiva" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 5 0 5
1969 6 0 6
1971 7 0 7
1972 9 0 9
1973 38 8 30
1974 9 0 9
1975 14 0 14
1976 12 0 12
1977 13 0 13
1978 18 0 18
1979 13 0 13
1980 22 0 22
1981 13 0 13
1982 12 0 12
1983 16 0 16
1984 19 0 19
1985 20 0 20
1986 15 0 15
1987 18 0 18
1988 21 0 21
1989 21 0 21
1990 21 0 21
1991 26 0 26
1992 25 0 25
1993 31 0 31
1994 28 0 28
1995 41 10 31
1996 45 9 36
1997 53 7 46
1998 47 11 36
1999 55 7 48
2000 39 0 39
2001 57 0 57
2002 51 8 43
2003 51 6 45
2004 56 5 51
2005 77 6 71
2006 57 6 51
2007 66 7 59
2008 95 8 87
2009 80 0 80
2010 78 0 78
2011 82 8 74
2012 76 0 76
2013 102 8 94
2014 80 0 80

Want to know about the populiarty of Akiva? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,740 babies born with the name Akiva in the United States. That's more than enough Akivas to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Akiva" was in 2013 with a total of 94 babies.

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Akiva" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 27 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of only 76 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Akiva popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Akiva in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Akiva" mean? The list below shows the origins of Akiva as well as things modernly associated with the name Akiva such as celebrities named Akiva.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Akiva

The name "Akiva" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "To hold by the heel". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Akiva Schaffer

Akiva Schaffer is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Akiva was born in 1977 in Berkeley, California, United States.

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Akiva Goldsman

Akiva Goldsman is a director, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Akiva was born in 1962 in New York City.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

K is for kindness, you always show.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

V is for vitality, your lust for living.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Avika". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Avkia". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Akiva born Apr 18, 1998

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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