Shiv name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Shiv mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Shiv

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Shiv is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "He is a universal god of creator and destroyer to renew the all living and non-living things".
  2. A user from South Africa says the name Shiv is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "The creator and destroyer of the universe".
  3. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Shiv is of Hindu origin and means "Indian god or a knife".
  4. A submission from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Shiv means "God" and is of Hindi origin.
  5. A user from Singapore says the name Shiv is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Lord".
  6. A user from Germany says the name Shiv means "THE LORD SHIVA".
  7. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Shiv is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Godly figure".
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  1. A knife used as a weapon

Variant of Shiva, from Sanskrit शिव (Śivá, “the auspicious one”).

  1. A male given name from Sanskrit mainly used in India.

From Siobhan and its other anglicised spellings.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Siobhan.

    Notable Persons Named Shiv

    Notable Persons Named Shiv

    Shiv Nadar

    Shiv Nadar is a founder, chairman of the hcl, founder of ssn trust, hcl technologies, sri sivasubramaniya nadar college of engineering, chairman of thehcl, and founder ofssn trust. Shiv was born on July 14th, 1945 in Moolaipozhi Village, Tuticorin District, India.

    Shiv Pandit

    Shiv Pandit is a previously radio jockey, actor, television presenter, radio personality, television host, and previouslyradio jockey. He was most active from 2000 to 2002. Shiv was born on June 21st, 1984 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

    Shiv Kumar Batalvi Fdru

    Shiv Kumar Batalvi Fdru was a poetry, prose, and play author. His career lasted from 1937 to 1973. Shiv was given the name Shiv Kumar on July 23rd, 1936 in Bara Pind Lohtian, Shakargarh Tehsil, Punjab, British India. He died on May 6th, 1973.

    Shiv Chawrasia

    Shiv was born on May 15th, 1978 in Kolkata. Shiv is also known as Chawrasia, Shiv Shankar Prasad; Chawrasia, and S.S.P..

    Shiv Khera

    Shiv Khera is an author, professional speaker, and motivational speaker.

    Shiv Dayal Singh

    Shiv Dayal Singh was a religious. He holds the title Param Purush Puran Dhani...Real Incarnation Of MallikSatguru of Sant Mat/Radhasoami tradition and Param Purush Puran Dhani...Real Incarnation Of MallikSatguruofSant Mat/Radhasoamitradition. Shiv was born on August 24th, 1818 in Panni Gali, Agra, British India. He died on June 15th, 1878.

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    • Shiv Narayan Singh Chauhan

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiv

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiv

    Baba Shiv


    shiv was born in 1860. He passed away in 1939.


    Fun Facts about the name Shiv

  1. How Popular is the name Shiv? Shiv is the 7,801st most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Shiv have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,688 babies born with the first name Shiv in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shiv to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Shiv? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Shiv first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shiv is Friday, April 1st, 1904.
  5. What year had the most people named Shiv born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shiv was in 2014 with a total of 87 babies.
  6. Random Shiv Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shiv is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 10 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 1998.
  7. Weird things about the name Shiv: The name spelled backwards is Vihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Hsiv. How do you pronounce that?
  8. Shiv name meaning

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