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Scriptsשִׁלוֹ, שִׁילֹה Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.SHIE-lo English

Meaning & History

From an Old Testament place name possibly meaning "tranquil" in Hebrew. It is also used prophetically in the Old Testament to refer to a person, often understood to be the Messiah (see Genesis 49:10). This may in fact be a mistranslation. This name was brought to public attention after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie gave it to their daughter in 2006.


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute