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Akiva

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

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Origin and Meaning of Akiva

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

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  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

Notable Persons Named Akiva

Akiva Schaffer is a sketch comedy, sitcom, and comedy hip hop comedian. Akiva was born on December 1st, 1977 in Berkeley, California, United States.

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Akiva Goldsman is a director, producer, and writer. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Akiva was born on July 7th, 1962.

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Akiva was born in Johannesburg.

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Akiva Moiseevich Yaglom was a in the fields of probability theory and turbulence. Akiva was born on March 6th, 1921 in Kharkiv. He left this life on December 13th, 2007.

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Akiva was born in 1923 in Mattersburg. He passed away on August 16th, 1923.

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Akiva was born on December 2nd, 1936 in Tel Aviv.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Akiva

Daniel was born in 1953.

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Shalom Akiva is an athlete for the Ironi Tiberias F.C.

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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 86 0 86
2015 70 0 70
2016 93 5 88

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Popularity of Akiva as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Akiva

  • How Popular is the name Akiva? Akiva is the 6,870th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Akiva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,909 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 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Akiva is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 19 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2006.
  • 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 Aaivk. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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