Shiva name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Shiva

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  1. A submission from Iran, Islamic Republic of says the name Shiva means "Eloquent , fluent" and is of Persian / Iranian origin.
  2. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Shiva is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Eloquent".
  3. A user from Nepal says the name Shiva is of Hindu origin and means "god".
  4. A submission from India says the name Shiva means "Auspicious" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  5. According to a user from India, the name Shiva means "Lord".
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  1. The auspicious one; a major divinity in the later Hindu pantheon
  2. (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative ("the family is sitting shiva")

From Sanskrit शिव (śivá, “the auspicious one”).

  1. (Hinduism) The god of destruction and transformation, and together with Brahma and Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the Supreme deity, whereas in other branches of Hinduism such as the Smarta tradition he is worshipped as one of the six manifestations of the Divine.
  2. A male given name from Sanskrit used in India.

Shiva was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Japanese, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Shiva

Notable Persons Named Shiva

Shiva Rajkumar

Shiva Rajkumar is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Shiva was given the name Putta Swamy by his parents Rajkumar (actor) and Parvathamma Rajkumar on July 12th, 1961 in Madras, Madras State, India. Shiva is also known as Shivanna, Shivu, and Puttu.


Shiva is an actor, radio personality, radio jockey, and dialogue writer. He was most active from 2001 to present. Shiva was born Shiva on December 10th, 1982 in Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is also known as Agila Ulaga Super Star and Mirchi Shiva.

Shiva Rose

Shiva Rose is an actress, blogger, and activist. Shiva was given the name Shiva Rose Afshar on February 8th, 1969 in Santa Monica, California.

Shiva Thapa

Shiva was born on December 8th, 1993 in Guwahati, Assam, India.

Shiva Keshavan

Shiva was born on August 25th, 1981 in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Shiva Rindani

Shiva is also known as Mukesh Pushpendra Rindani.

  • Shiva Shankar
  • Shiva Nazar Ahari
  • Shiva Regmi
  • Shiva Mahbobi
    Political Activist
  • Shiva Shambho

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiva

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is a philosopher, environmentalist, author, professional speaker, and social activist. Vandana was born Vandana Shiva on November 5th, 1952 in Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh , India.

Lady Shiva

Lady Shiva is a comics character.


Shiva is an actor, radio personality, radio jockey, and dialogue writer. He was most active from 2001 to present. Shiva was born Shiva on December 10th, 1982 in Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is also known as Agila Ulaga Super Star and Mirchi Shiva.

Muppalaneni Shiva

Muppalaneni Shiva is a director. Muppalaneni was given the name Muppalaneni Siva on November 25th, 1968 in Narasaya Palem, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Shahram Shiva

Shahram Shiva is a performance poet, author, translator, teacher of advanced spirituality, lecturer, recording artist., and performance poetry. His ongoing career started in 1990.

Azar Shiva

Azar Shiva is an actress. Azar was born in 1940 in Tehran.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shiva U.S.
  White 60.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 33.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shiva

People with the last name Shiva are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shiva

  • How Popular is the name Shiva? Shiva is the 13,805th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shiva was the 108,734th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shiva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 685 babies born with the first name Shiva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shiva to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shiva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shiva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shiva is Monday, June 15th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Shiva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shiva was in 2002 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Shiva Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shiva is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Shiva: The name spelled backwards is Avihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ahsvi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shiva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 163 people with the last name Shiva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shiva? Shiva is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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