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Shiloh (boy)

What does Shiloh mean?

Shiloh Pronunciation of Shiloh [shiloh] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Shiloh) is pronounced SHYE-loh. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shiloh is "His gift". Also possibly "peace". Biblical: a prophetic name for the Messiah, Shiloh is also significant as the site of a crucial battle in the American Civil War.

Associated with: gift, peace, biblical, messiah (champion).

Variations

Shiloh has 3 variants: Shilo, Shylo and Shyloh.

Creative forms:
(male) Shaloh, Shiley, ..

(female) Shile, Shili, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shiloh Damir (S.D.), ..

How popular is Shiloh?

Shiloh is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#71143 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Shiloh for boys. Shiloh entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #894 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the ranking of Shiloh and related names. The only other popular variation form of Shiloh (#894 last year) is Shilo. These forms of Shiloh were popular with parents in 2015. Shiloh is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Shiloh is pronounced similarly to Shelly. Other suggested similar names are Philo, Sahil, Sail, Saulo, Selah, Shadoe, Shadow, Shalmon, Shalom, Shanon, Shavon, Shaylon, Shelby, Sheldon, Shelomi, Shelomo, Shelton, Shia, Shimon, Shipley, Shipton, Shiva, Shlomi, Shlomo, Sholom, Shovon, Silas, Sill, Sills, Simon, Sion, Sior, Skielor, Skylor, Smith, Sohil, Spiro, Spiros, Stiles and Thilo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shiloh.

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