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619
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
163
in the U.S.
in 2010

Shiva

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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

Fun Facts about the name Shiva

  • How many people with the first name Shiva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 619 babies born with the first name Shiva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shiva to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shiva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shiva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shiva is Monday, June 15th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Shiva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shiva was in 2002 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Shiva Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first 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 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Shiva: Your name in reverse order is Avihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sivha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shiva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 163 people with the last name Shiva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shiva? Shiva is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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Popularity of Shiva as a first name

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Popularity of Shiva as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shiva U.S.
  White 60.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 33.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shiva

People with the last name Shiva are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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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.

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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 Dictionary Sources
  1. The auspicious one; a major divinity in the later Hindu pantheon
  2. (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative ("the family is sitting shiva")

From Sanskrit शिव (Śivá, “the auspicious one”).

  1. (Hinduism) The god of destruction and transformation, and together with Brahma and Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the Supreme deity, whereas in other branches of Hinduism such as the Smarta tradition he is worshipped as one of the six manifestations of the Divine.
  2. A male given name used in India.

Shiva was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Portuguese

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

What does the name Shiva mean?

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

His for hero, as you appear to many.

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Vis for volunteer, your giving side.

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

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