SHIVA
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: शिव (Hindi, Sanskrit)
PRONOUNCED: SHIV-ə   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from Sanskrit शिव (shiva) meaning "benign, kind, auspicious". Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and restoration, the husband of the mother goddess Parvati. His aspect is usually terrifying, but it can also be gentle.
Related Names
VARIANT: Sib (Indian)