Name Shiva Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Shiva


Shiva is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Shiva thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Shiva?

Shiva is the name of the Hindu God of destruction and restoration. In India, it is a masculine name, in other countries a feminine one.

What does the name Shiva mean?

Shiva means “kind”, “benign” and “auspicious” (from Sanskrit “shiva/शिव”).

Pronunciation of Shiva

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Popularity of the name Shiva

The name Shiva is ranked #6271 overall.

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