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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Neutral. Ranked #7045 most popular

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 affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

K is for kindness, you always show.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

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

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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 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Akiva" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005. Across the entire United States a total of only 77 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 Feb 12, 1934

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 Korea approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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