[ 3 syll. a-ki-va, ak-iva ] The baby boy name Akiva is pronounced aa-KIY-Vaa- †. Akiva's origin and use are both in the Hebrew language. The name was borne by a 1st-century Jewish sage. In recent times, it is known from the oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (1962-).
In addition, Akiva is a Hebrew form of the Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian Jacob.
Akiva is also a Hebrew form of the Russian, Hebrew, and Slavic Yakov.
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Akiva.
Akiva is an infrequently used baby name for boys. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Akiva, Jacob was the most regularly used.
† English pronunciation for Akiva: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)"
A famous person named Akiva is Screenwriter, Akiva Goldsman, born July 7, 1962, New York City, New York.