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Gender: F Meaning of Caoimhe: "beautiful" Origin of Caoimhe: Irish, Scottish

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Caoimhe, pronounced (more properly) kwee-va or kee-va, is a pretty and distinctive Gaelic name but one that could well lead to no end of confusion outside the Irish community. Even in its native habitat, it is sometimes spelled Keeva.

Caoimhe comes from a word with several positive meanings--beautiful, precious, beloved, gentle, and graceful.

Caoihme has been very popular in Ireland, consistently in the Top 20.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Caoimhe

In Ireland, Caoimhe is pronounced "quee-va" ("quee" like saying "queen"), although "kee-va" is not totally unheard of.
It comes from the surname Caoimh, which is the Irish language form of O'Keeffe.