Kind, auspicious





Traits associated with the name Shiva:

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

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 #411 with users of
  • Shiva ranks #1,106 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Shiva ranks #1,178 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

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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

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