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What does Shilo mean?

Shilo Pronunciation of Shilo [shi-lo] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Shilo) is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of Shilo is "His gift". Shilo is a variant form of Shiloh (Hebrew): also possibly "peace".

Associated with: gift.


Shilo has 2 variants: Shylo and Shyloh.

Creative forms:
(male) Shelo, Sholo, ..

(female) Shiley, Shino, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shilo Lennon (S.L.), ..

How popular is Shilo?

Shilo is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#74164 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shilo was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #2000 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shilo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shilo outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Shiloh (#894 a year ago) is the only other popular related form of Shilo. Other variants, like Shyloh, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Shilo was at its highest in 2015. Shiloh has been the recurring favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shilo, Shiloh in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shilo and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shilo is alike in pronunciation to Shelly. Other recommended names are Atilo, Milo, Odilo, Philo, Quilo, Sahil, Sail, Saulo, Shalom, Shia, Shimon, Shiva, Sholom, Sill, Sohil, Spiro, Teilo, Thilo and Zoilo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shilo.

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