Shiva (1)
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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
Related Names
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)