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Updated: Jul 9, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Indian, Sanskrit

Meaning: God Shiva,

Pronunciation: SHI-vun, ˈʃi vən, SH AY V AH N

Popularity Rank: #28,812

On this page:

  • 1. Shivan Meaning
  • 2. Shivan Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Shivan
  • 4. Translations of Shivan
  • 5. Shivan Name Popularity
  • 6. Shivan popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Shivan
  • 8. Shivan Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Shivan

Shivan Meaning

Derived from the Sanskrit word 'Shiva', which means 'auspicious, benevolent'. In Hinduism, Shiva is a major deity known as the destroyer of evil and the transformer.

Shivan also means "God Shiva, , A name of Sanskrit origin meaning 'auspicious, benevolent'.".

Shivan is commonly found in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and 44 more countries.

Shivan Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: SHI-vun

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): ˈʃi vən

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: SH AY V AH N

SH: Pronounce as in "she" (SH IY)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

V: Pronounce as in "van" (V AE N)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Shivan Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Shivan is recorded 1,267 times globally, ranking it as the 28,812th most common name worldwide.

Shivan is most prevalent in Iraq, with 479 occurrences, making it the 3,140th most popular name in the country.

In Iraq, the name Shivan is found among 1 in every 2569 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Shivan Popularity by Country

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Iraq#3,1401 : 2,569
Saudi Arabia#24,9881 : 37,079
South Africa#13,6781 : 31,688
United States of America#24,1691 : 29,179
Oman#8,5821 : 11,881
Syrian Arab Republic#8,4411 : 9,679
India#9,4911 : 17,134
Germany#6,8801 : 7,802
Netherlands#7,9761 : 8,623
Turkey#14,5691 : 24,916
United Arab Emirates#14,8861 : 26,188
United Kingdom#13,5721 : 16,612

List of countries the name Shivan is rarely found

Shivan popularity in U.S.


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