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

The name Caoimhe is a girl's name of Gaelic, Scottish, Irish origin meaning "beautiful". Caoimhe and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Caoimhe

Caoimhe Butterly, Irish peace activist
Caoimhe Guilfoyle, Irish TV personality ("Big Brother 11")
Caoimhe Archibald, Irish MLA
Caoimhe Devlin, u14 CLRG World Champion x4

Pop Culture References for the name Caoimhe

Caoimhe Dillon, character on Irish soap "Fair City"
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.