Kind, auspicious





Traits associated with the name Shiva:

Dogs named Shiva tend to be loving, loyal, resilient, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, beauty, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Shiva?

Naming your dog Shiva suggests that you have an appreciation for Hindu culture and mythology. It could also suggest that you have a spiritual side and are drawn to the idea of a powerful, creative force.

Is Shiva a good dog name?

Shiva has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Shiva isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Shiva is found in these categories:


  • Shiva ranks #324 with users of
  • Shiva ranks #1,134 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Shiva ranks #1,201 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Naming your dog Shiva is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Most popular breeds named Shiva:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. American Pitbull Terrier
  4. Rottweiler
  5. Chow Chow

Get special treats for Shiva!

Want cute doggy products for dogs named Shiva?
Join our email list and we'll keep you updated! Shiva dog bowl
Your Email Address:

Dog names like Shiva:

Hebrew for beautiful
Reference to mount sinai
a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground
type genus of the Sepiidae
Shiva dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (0)

Be the first to leave a comment.

Let us know what you think of Shiva as a dog name!