Shiloh

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11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shiloh

"Shiloh" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "His gift". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Shi"loh
A word used by Jacob on his deathbed, and interpreted variously, as “the Messiah,” or as the city “Shiloh,” or as “Rest.”

Etymology: Heb. shīlōh, literally, quiet, rest, fr. shālāh to rest

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  1. The second great battle of the American Civil War (1862); the battle ended with the withdrawal of Confederate troops but it was not a Union victory
Wiktionary

From Hebrew שִׁילֹה \ שִׁלֹה (shiló).

  1. A biblical city, the location of the Ark of the Covenant.
  2. Any of several towns and cities in the United States, especially the site of a major 19th-century battle in Tennessee.
  3. A male given name
  4. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Shiloh

Shiloh Fernandez is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Shiloh was given the name Shiloh Thomas Fernandez on February 26th, 1985 in Ukiah, California, U.S.

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Shiloh is a pop rock, pop punk, emo, and ska singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 2008. Shiloh was given the name Shiloh Hoganson on April 25th, 1993 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Shiloh is also known as Shiloh Hoganson (birth name).

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Shiloh Strong is an actor, photographer, screenwriter, and director. He has been prominent since 1992. Shiloh was given the name Shiloh King Strong on June 12th, 1978 in San Francisco.

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He has had major accomplishments since 2011. Shiloh was born on December 17th, 1987 in Bothell, Washington.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiloh

Shiloh is a pop rock, pop punk, emo, and ska singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has been prominent since 2008. Shiloh was given the name Shiloh Hoganson on April 25th, 1993 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Shiloh is also known as Shiloh Hoganson (birth name).

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Michaela Shiloh is a pop music, hip hop music, contemporary r&b, and urban contemporary singer-songwriter. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Michaela was born on January 25th, 1992. Michaela is also known as Mickey Shiloh.

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How popular is the baby name Shiloh in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1969 12 5 7
1970 60 32 28
1971 69 40 29
1972 67 40 27
1973 83 50 33
1974 88 54 34
1975 113 49 64
1976 137 85 52
1977 118 65 53
1978 192 130 62
1979 150 102 48
1980 146 90 56
1981 124 93 31
1982 120 78 42
1983 95 67 28
1984 100 62 38
1985 98 52 46
1986 63 37 26
1987 84 47 37
1988 89 56 33
1989 106 68 38
1990 107 70 37
1991 107 63 44
1992 123 69 54
1993 120 64 56
1994 168 98 70
1995 136 82 54
1996 157 97 60
1997 188 106 82
1998 178 103 75
1999 185 99 86
2000 170 97 73
2001 151 75 76
2002 154 89 65
2003 169 101 68
2004 171 103 68
2005 147 84 63
2006 286 183 103
2007 507 366 141
2008 637 474 163
2009 670 506 164
2010 636 479 157
2011 630 463 167
2012 616 447 169
2013 613 445 168
2014 669 477 192
2015 726 481 245
2016 738 488 250

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Popularity of Shiloh as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shiloh U.S.
  White 47.39% 64.26%
  African American 44.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.96% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shiloh

People with the last name Shiloh are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Shiloh

  • How Popular is the name Shiloh? Shiloh is the 2,304th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shiloh was the 64,891st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shiloh have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,273 babies born with the first name Shiloh in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shiloh to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shiloh? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Shiloh first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shiloh is Friday, August 22nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Shiloh born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shiloh was in 2009 with a total of 506 babies.
  • Random Shiloh Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shiloh is not a popular baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Shiloh: Your name in reverse order is Holihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oshhil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shiloh? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 306 people with the last name Shiloh.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shiloh? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shiloh as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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