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since 1880

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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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

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 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shiva" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of only 15 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Shiva popular?

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 new england region? 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 scholar, the brilliant in you.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

I is for ideals, no higher!

V is for versatile, your changeable nature.

A is for activities, for you have many.

Your name in reverse order is "Avihs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ahsvi". 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 Apr 25, 1983

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 Australia approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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