Shiva - Meaning of Shiva

What does Shiva mean?

[ 2 syll. (s)hi-va, sh-iva ] The baby boy name Shiva is also used as a girl name. It is pronounced as -SHiy-Vaa- or -SHiy-Vah- †. Shiva is largely used in the English and Indian languages, and its origin is Sanskrit. It is derived literally from the word 'shiva' meaning kind, benign, lucky. In Hindu mythology, Shiva is one of the three main forms of gods known as the Trimurti, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu.

Sheeva, Sheevah, Shiv, Shivah, Shivaji (Indian), Shivan, Shyva, Sib (Indian), Siva, and Sivah are variants of Shiva.

See also the related forms, Hara, Sankara (Indian), and Shivadasa (Indian).

See also the related categories, brahma (king), gods, english, and sanskrit.

Shiva is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Shiva include Sheeva, Sheva, Siva, Saba, Sabah, Sabeeh, Sabeih, Sabieh, Sabih, Sabyh, Safa, Safi, Sagev, Sagiv, Saheab, Saheeb, Saheib, Saheibe, Sahib, and Sahibe.

† Pronunciation for Shiva: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

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