Form of: Itself (Shiva)
Considering Shiva as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Shiva for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Shiva is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.
The name Shiva is of Sanskrit origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Hindi speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Shiva we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Shiva Name Meaning
The meaning of Shiva is “Auspicious; pure; Benign; An important Hindu God”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Shiva and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Shiva and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Shiva is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
Name Shiva Categories
The name Shiva is in the following categories: English Names, Hindu Names, Indian Names, Sanskrit Names, Unisex Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Shiva. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Shiva, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Shiva
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Shiva displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Shiva Boy Name Popularity Chart
Shiva Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note: The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
Do your research and choose a name wisely, kindly and selflessly.
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