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First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Akiva

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How popular is the baby 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 85 0 85
2015 69 0 69

Fun Facts about the name Akiva

  • How many people with the first name Akiva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,814 babies born with the first name Akiva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Akiva to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Akiva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Akiva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Akiva is Friday, April 20th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Akiva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Akiva was in 2013 with a total of 94 babies.
  • Random Akiva Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Akiva is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Akiva: Your name in reverse order is Avika. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aivak. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Akiva as a first name

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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.

  1. A male given name
  2. Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph (Rabbi Akiva), a major figure in Jewish history, a tanna of the late first century and early second century who contributed to the Mishnah and Midrash Halakha

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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What does the name Akiva mean?

Ais for admirable, you certainly are!

Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Vis for versatile, your changeable nature.

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

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