Shiv

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2k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shiv

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Shiv is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Godly figure".
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  1. A knife used as a weapon
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Variant of Shiva, from Sanskrit शिव (Śivá, “the auspicious one”).

  1. A male given name mainly used in India.

From Siobhan and its other anglicised spellings.

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Siobhan.

    Notable Persons Named Shiv

    Shiv Nadar is a founder, chairman of the hcl, founder of ssn trust, hcl technologies, sri sivasubramaniya nadar college of engineering, chairman of thehcl, and founder ofssn trust. Shiv was born on July 14th, 1945 in Moolaipozhi Village, Tuticorin District, India.

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    Shiv Pandit is a previously radio jockey, actor, television presenter, radio personality, television host, and previouslyradio jockey. He was most active from 2000 to 2002. Shiv was born on June 21st, 1984 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

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    Shiv Kumar Batalvi Fdru was a poetry, prose, and play author. His career lasted from 1937 to 1973. Shiv was given the name Shiv Kumar on July 23rd, 1936 in Bara Pind Lohtian, Shakargarh Tehsil, Punjab, British India. He died on May 6th, 1973.

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    Shiv was born on May 15th, 1978 in Kolkata. Shiv is also known as Chawrasia, Shiv Shankar Prasad; Chawrasia, and S.S.P..

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    Shiv Khera is an author, professional speaker, and motivational speaker.

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    Shiv Dayal Singh was a religious. He holds the title Param Purush Puran Dhani...Real Incarnation Of MallikSatguru of Sant Mat/Radhasoami tradition and Param Purush Puran Dhani...Real Incarnation Of MallikSatguruofSant Mat/Radhasoamitradition. Shiv was born on August 24th, 1818 in Panni Gali, Agra, British India. He died on June 15th, 1878.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiv

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    shiv was born in 1860. He passed away in 1939.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1984 5 0 5
    1985 5 0 5
    1986 15 0 15
    1987 6 0 6
    1988 8 0 8
    1989 12 0 12
    1990 9 0 9
    1991 18 0 18
    1992 19 0 19
    1993 20 0 20
    1994 28 0 28
    1995 33 0 33
    1996 31 0 31
    1997 45 0 45
    1998 43 0 43
    1999 45 0 45
    2000 51 0 51
    2001 49 0 49
    2002 59 0 59
    2003 58 0 58
    2004 64 0 64
    2005 58 0 58
    2006 69 0 69
    2007 79 0 79
    2008 71 0 71
    2009 69 0 69
    2010 67 0 67
    2011 61 0 61
    2012 68 0 68
    2013 70 0 70
    2014 87 0 87
    2015 73 0 73
    2016 82 0 82
    2017 78 0 78

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    Fun Facts about the name Shiv

    • How Popular is the name Shiv? Shiv is the 7,943rd most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Shiv have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,555 babies born with the first name Shiv in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shiv to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shiv? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1984 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Shiv first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shiv is Friday, April 1st, 1904.
    • What year had the most people named Shiv born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shiv was in 2014 with a total of 87 babies.
    • Random Shiv Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shiv 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 1991.
    • Weird things about the name Shiv: Your name in reverse order is Vihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vhsi. How do you pronounce that?

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    • 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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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