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What does Akiva mean?

Akiva \a-ki-va\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Akiva) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Akiva is "protect, shelter". Also variant of Yaakov.


Akiva has 7 alternative forms via Yaakov: Iago, Yaacob, Yachov, Yacov, Yago, Yakob and Yakov.


Akiva is an uncommon given name for males and an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Akiva for boys. Akiva has not been listed in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Akiva name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Akiva outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Akila and Akira. Like Akiva, these names are not frequently used.