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Gender Masculine
Usage Hebrew
Scripts עֲקִיבָא(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. ah-KEE-vah
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Meaning & History

From an Aramaic form of YAAKOV. Akiva (or Akiba) ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish rabbi.
VariantsAkiba, Yaakov, Yakov
Other Languages & CulturesYakub, Yaqoob, Yaqub(Arabic) Hagop, Hakob(Armenian) Jakes(Basque) Jacob, James(Biblical) Iakobos(Biblical Greek) Yaakov(Biblical Hebrew) Iacobus(Biblical Latin) Yakov(Bulgarian) Jaume, Jaumet(Catalan) Jago(Cornish) Jakov, Jakša(Croatian) Jakub(Czech) Jacob, Jakob, Ib, Jeppe(Danish) Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Sjaak, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos, Sjakie(Dutch) Jacob, James, Coby, Jae, Jake, Jay, Jaycob, Jaymes, Jeb, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy, Koby(English) Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakob(Estonian) Jákup(Faroese) Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi, Jaska(Finnish) Jaak(Flemish) Jacques, Jacky(French) Japik(Frisian) Iago, Xacobe, Xaime(Galician) Iakob, Koba(Georgian) Jakob, Jockel(German) Iakovos(Greek) Yakubu(Hausa) Iakopa, Kimo(Hawaiian) Jakab, Jákob(Hungarian) Jakob(Icelandic) Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas(Irish) Giacomo, Iacopo, Jacopo, Giacobbe, Lapo(Italian) Jacob(Jewish) Iacomus, Jacobus(Late Roman) Jēkabs(Latvian) Jokūbas(Lithuanian) Jakov(Macedonian) Hemi(Maori) Jacob, Jakob(Norwegian) Jakub, Kuba(Polish) Iago, Jaime, Jacó(Portuguese) Iacob(Romanian) Yakov, Yasha(Russian) Seumas, Jamie(Scottish) Jakov, Jakša(Serbian) Jakub(Slovak) Jakob, Jaka, Jaša(Slovene) Jacobo, Jaime, Yago(Spanish) Jacob, Jakob(Swedish) Yakup(Turkish) Yakiv(Ukrainian) Iago(Welsh) Kapel, Koppel, Yankel(Yiddish)

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