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pinWhat does Akiva mean?

Akiva /aki-va/ [3 sylls.] 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.

Affiliated boy name: Jacob.


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

Kreatif forms: Akisa, Ariva. [more]

pinHow popular is Akiva?

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Akiva and corresponding names. The only popular alternative form of Akiva (outside Top 1000) is Jacob (#4 in 2014). Variants like Yachov are seldom used. Adoption of this boy name reached its apex in 2012 (usage of 0.999%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.996%, 0.3%). Jacob (#4) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jacob in U.S.

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

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