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Shiva

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Beauty
  • #13813 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Shiva in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 5 5 0
1971 5 5 0
1976 6 6 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 6 6 0
1980 6 0 6
1981 9 9 0
1982 8 8 0
1983 17 10 7
1984 8 8 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 7 7 0
1987 10 10 0
1988 14 8 6
1989 15 7 8
1990 17 8 9
1991 23 11 12
1992 14 7 7
1993 20 13 7
1994 16 7 9
1995 12 0 12
1996 23 12 11
1997 19 0 19
1998 22 9 13
1999 21 8 13
2000 24 8 16
2001 27 7 20
2002 28 6 22
2003 22 5 17
2004 16 5 11
2005 25 6 19
2006 15 0 15
2007 26 9 17
2008 17 7 10
2009 11 0 11
2010 22 9 13
2011 8 0 8
2012 16 0 16
2013 14 0 14
2014 23 8 15
2015 7 0 7

Want to know about the popularity of the Shiva baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 619 babies born with the name Shiva in the United States. That's more than enough Shivas to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shiva" was in 2002 with a total of 22 babies.

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shiva" is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of only 14 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Shiva popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shiva" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shiva as well as things modernly associated with the name Shiva such as celebrities named Shiva.

Persian

Origin and Meaning of Shiva

The name "Shiva" is of Persian origin, and it means "Beauty". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Inspirations for the Name Shiva

Shiva Ayyadurai
Shiva Safai
Shiva Safai Age
Shiva Vishnu Temple
Shiva Extreme
Shiva Lingam
Shiva Of The East
Shiva The League
Shiva Rea
Shiva Rose

Alternative Meanings

S is for strength, there when needed.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

V is for value, the value you place on friendship.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Avihs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Shiav". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shiva born Jan 29, 1980

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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