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Shiva

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: Beauty
  • #13676 All Time
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How popular is the name "Shiva" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1968550
1971550
1976660
1978770
1979660
1980606
1981990
1982880
198317107
1984880
1985880
1986770
198710100
19881486
19891578
19901789
1991231112
19921477
199320137
19941679
199512012
1996231211
199719019
199822913
199921813
200024816
200127720
200228622
200322517
200416511
200525619
200615015
200726917
200817710
200911011
201022913
2011808
201216016
201314014
201423815

Want to know about the populiarty of Shiva? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 612 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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shiva" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of only 27 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shiva in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

Alternative Meanings

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

V is for volunteer, your giving side.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Shiva born Oct 20, 1940

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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