The History Behind the Name...
Caoimhe is an Irish name also spelled Kiva, Keva, and Keeva. It comes from the Gaelic word caomh, which means ‘beautiful’, ‘gentle’, and ‘precious’. She was a minor character in the Fenian cycle in Irish mythology.
Caoimhe was the daughter of Fionn mac Cumhaill. He was a mythical-warrior hunter in Irish mythology. His stories and those of his followers called the Fionna where documented by his son, Oisin the poet.
He was the son of Cumhall and Muirne. Cumhall abducted Muirne, which caused her father, Tadg mac Nuadat, to appeal to the High King, Conn of the Hundred Battles. The king then outlawed Cumhall, and this would lead to battles where Cumhall would be killed by Goll mac Morna.
Muirne was already pregnant when Cumhall was killed. Her father then rejected her and ordered his people to burn her alive. She fled and gave birth to Fionn, then Deimne, whom she would leave with Cumhall’s sister, Bodhmall and Liath Luachra – the warrior woman.
Caoimhe was also supposed to be the wife of Fionn’s enemy Goll mac Morna. He was known as Áed before losing an eye. He was the High King after defeating Cumhall, but later stepped down when Fionn proved his worth.