Name: Shiva

Origin and Meaning of the Name Shiva

  • Meaning:
    Auspicious; pure
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (shih vuh); (shih vah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Shiva)
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Miscellaneous Info for Shiva

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  • Used in:
    English and Hindi speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Pronounced 'shih-vuh' (with a short final vowel 'a'), Shiva is a male Sanskrit name that refers to the third aspect of God, called Rudra in the Vedas.
    If pronounced with a long final vowel 'a', Shiva is a female name; a name of the Godesses Parvati, Uma and Lakshmi.

    In Judaism, Shiva refers to the mourning period of seven days after the death of a close relative. The word is derived from the Hebrew word 'shiva', the masculine form of the number "seven".

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