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Caoimhe (/ˈkwvə/ or /ˈkvə/ K(W)EE-və; Irish pronunciation: [ˈkiːvʲə]), anglicised Kiva, Keva or Keeva, is an Irish language feminine given name derived from Gaelic caomh meaning "beautiful", "gentle" or "precious". As of 2010, it was ranked 24th among female births in Ireland.[1] Pronunciation of Caoimhe varies depending on the area of Ireland in which it is used. It comes from the same root as the name Kevin.

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  1. ^ Behind the Name: Caoimhe