Given Name SHIVA (1)

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: शिव (Sanskrit, Nepali), శివ (Telugu), சிவா (Tamil), ಶಿವ (Kannada), ശിവ (Malayalam)
PRONOUNCED: SHEE-və (English)   [details]

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.

Categories

gods, virtues
VARIANTS: Siva (Telugu), Siva (Tamil), Siva (Kannada), Siva (Malayalam)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Shib, Sib (Bengali), Shiv (Hindi), Shiv (Marathi), Shiv (Punjabi)
SAME SPELLING: Shiva (2)