Comments for the name Shiva

Comments for SHIVA:

I am a Tamilian, but I think that this holds true not only in Tamil-speaking states but throughout India:
Shiva is NOT pronounced SHEE-va, it is pronounced with a short I sound
- SHI-va
SHEE-va is an anglicized pronunciation.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2007
It's a very common masculine name, the 'a' at the end either isn't pronounced or is pronounced as a schwa. It's a single syllable name for all intents and purposes. There is a (rare) feminine variant of the name, but it would be written as either "Shivaa" or "Shivah", or very uncommonly as "Shiva", but it would be pronounced differently (two syllables).
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2013

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