Gender Masculine
Scripts शिव(Sanskrit, Nepali) శివ(Telugu) சிவா(Tamil) ಶಿವ(Kannada) ശിവ(Malayalam)
Pronounced Pron. SHEE-və(English)  [key·IPA]

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

VariantsSiva(Telugu) Siva(Tamil) Siva(Kannada) Siva(Malayalam)
Other Languages & CulturesShib, Sib(Bengali) Shiv(Hindi) Shiv(Marathi) Shiv(Punjabi)
Same SpellingShiva 2

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  


Shiva with Parvati (c. 1800)Shiva with Parvati (c. 1800)


Entry updated January 22, 2019