Names .org

Name poster for Akiva(click to save the high quality version)

Ranked #7045


Gender: Neutral. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 6 (Ranked #4133).

What does the name "Akiva" mean?

Akiva (Hebrew): To hold by the heel

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

A is for able, for you surely are.

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

V is for value, the value you place on friendship.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Avika". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iakva". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Akiva" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 36 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of only 80 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Akiva

Akiva Schaffer

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


Akiva Goldsman

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


Past life for Akiva born Oct 28, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

What Does My Name Mean? - Have you wondered at one time or another what does my name mean? Knowing the meaning of your name can make you feel more amenable to your name than before.