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Gender: F Meaning of Kiva: "protect" Origin of Kiva: Hebrew, variant of Akiva

The spiritual sounding Kiva has a number of other-worldly associations. Kiva is a "Stargate" character who becomes a commander in the Lucian Alliance, as well as a planet in "Star Wars." Kiva is also the name of a room used by the Hopi for spiritual ceremonies.

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This is also used as a variation of Keeva (Caoimhe).
Kiva means "nice" in Finnish.
A kiva is a chamber, built wholly or partly underground, used by male Pueblo Indians for religious rites.
Kiva Microfunds, a non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries, “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty”