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Caoimhe (/ˈk(w)və/ K(W)EE-və; Irish: [ˈkiːvʲə]), anglicised Kiva, or in Northern Ireland Keeva, is an Irish feminine given name derived from Irish caomh (Old Irish cóem) "dear; noble",[1] 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.[2]

Notable people named Caoimhe[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ eDIL s.v. 1 cáem
  2. ^ Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Popularity for the name Caoimhe". Behind the Name.