Location in Slovenia
|Coordinates: 45°49′0.74″N 14°26′21.53″E|
|Traditional region||Inner Carniola|
|Statistical region||Littoral–Inner Carniola|
|• Total||2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||656.4 m (2,153.5 ft)|
The name Ponikve is a plural form derived from the word ponikva 'influent stream' or 'sinkhole' (into which such a stream disappears). In its plural form it refers to a gently rolling landscape consisting of the basins of an influent stream. Like other villages named Ponikve and similar names (e.g., Ponikva), it refers to a local landscape element.