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Kiva

First Name
726
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Kiva

"Kiva" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Protected". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ki"va
A large chamber built under, or in, the houses of a Pueblo village, used as an assembly room in religious rites or as a men's dormitory. It is commonly lighted and entered from an opening in the roof.

Etymology: Hopi name, sacred chamber

Wiktionary

From Hopi kíva.

  1. A ceremonial underground chamber in a Pueblo village.

kiva was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

Notable Persons With the Name Kiva

Kiva Simova is a world beat, jazz/ pop/ experimental, and overtone singing musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kiva

Andriy Kiva is a soccer player for the FC Sevastopol, FC Metalist Kharkiv, FC Lokomotyv Dvorichna, FC Hazovyk-KhGV Kharkiv, and FC Sevastopol-2. Andriy was born on November 21st, 1989 in Sevastopol.

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Andrei Kiva is an athlete for the FC SKChF Sevastopol.

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How popular is the baby name Kiva in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1958 8 8 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 15 15 0
1962 12 12 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 7 7 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 12 12 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 8 8 0
1969 15 15 0
1970 16 16 0
1971 19 19 0
1972 17 17 0
1973 25 25 0
1974 30 30 0
1975 23 23 0
1976 27 27 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 20 20 0
1980 20 20 0
1981 15 15 0
1982 12 12 0
1983 13 13 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 16 16 0
1986 13 13 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 13 13 0
1989 16 16 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 13 13 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 5 5 0
1994 13 8 5
1995 9 9 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 11 11 0
1998 13 13 0
1999 8 8 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 6 6 0
2002 7 7 0
2003 5 5 0
2004 8 8 0
2005 15 7 8
2006 5 5 0
2007 18 18 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 7 7 0
2010 13 8 5
2011 5 5 0
2012 6 0 6
2013 18 18 0
2014 14 14 0
2015 12 12 0

Fun Facts about the name Kiva

  • How Popular is the name Kiva? Kiva is the 12,473rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kiva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 726 babies born with the first name Kiva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kiva to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kiva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Kiva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kiva is Sunday, August 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Kiva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kiva was in 1974 with a total of 30 babies.
  • Random Kiva Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kiva is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Kiva: Your name in reverse order is Avik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aikv. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Kiva mean?

Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Vis for vision, few can share.

Ais for aware, of your surroundings

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.