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What does Akiva mean?

Akiva Pronunciation of Akiva as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Akiva) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Akiva is "protect, shelter". Also variant of Yaakov. Also Hebrew form of Jacob.

ASSOCIATED WITH protect (defender), shelter (home)


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How 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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Akiva was first listed in 1997 and reached its peak position of #1608 in the U.S. in 2017, and is currently at #1888. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Akiva name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Akiva (#1888 IN 2018) are Jacob (#13) and Yaakov (#1097). Adoption of these forms of Akiva was common in 1999 (ADOPTION OF 1.85%) and is now significantly less (ADOPTION 0.67%, 63.9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Akiva, Jacob, Yaakov in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abia, Abija, Adiv, Ahava, Akil, Akila, Akilla, Akim, Akira, Alia, Alva, Atila, Ava, Avia, Aviv and Shiva. These names tend to be more frequently used than Akiva.

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