Other Origin(s):Finnish
Meaning:Protect, shelter; Stone
Kivi is an adorable diminutive of the Hebrew Akiva, meaning “protect” and “shelter.” Kivi can be found as a noun in many languages and is also an Estonian and Finnish surname meaning “stone.” It may interest parents that “kivi” is also street slang for cannabis in Estonian. While this ethereal appellation comes from the gender-neutral Akiva, Kivi is usually given to girls but could totally venture beyond the binary. Akiva is a form of the ancient Jacob, the name of Abraham’s grandson and the Prophet of Islam. A charming title that offers a subtle tribute to faith, baby Kivi can bear this name as their powerful personal aegis.
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