|• Total||4.57 km2 (1.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||351.2 m (1,152.2 ft)|
The name Ponikve is a plural form derived from the word ponikva 'influent stream' or 'sinkhole' (into which such a stream disappears). In its plural form it refers to a gently rolling landscape consisting of the basins of an influent stream. Like other villages named Ponikve and similar names (e.g., Ponikva), it refers to a local landscape element.
Notable people that were born or lived in Ponikve include:
- Ciril Zlobec (born 1925), poet, journalist, and politician
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