Caoimhe - Wikipedia

Caoimhe (/ˈk(w)və/ K(W)EE-və, Irish: [ˈkiːvʲə]), pronounced Kweeva, sometimes anglicised as Kiva and pronounced as Keeva in Ulster, is an Irish feminine given name derived from Irish caomh (Old Irish cóem) "dear; noble".[1] It means beautiful.[2] It has been well-used in English-speaking countries and particularly in Ireland. [3] from the same root as the masculine name Caoimhín (Kevin).

As of 2014, it was ranked 19th most popular name among female births in Ireland.[4]

Notable people named Caoimhe[edit]

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  1. ^ eDIL s.v. 1 cáem
  2. ^ "Caoimhe: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on". Retrieved 3 November 2022.
  3. ^ Ó Séaghdha, Darach (3 March 2022). "The Irish For: The rise of Rían - the latest baby names in Ireland". The Journal. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  4. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Popularity for the name Caoimhe". Behind the Name.