Shiloh (given name)

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Shiloh
GenderUnisex
Origin
Word/nameHebrew
Meaning"Peace"
Region of originAncient Israel

Shiloh is a Biblical place, mentioned in Genesis 49:10, meaning "peace". Christians claim it is a reference to Jesus, but Muslims claim it is a reference to Islam. The name was the 803rd most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007, 650th in 2008, 604th by 2009, and 620th by 2010.[1] The name was popularized when American actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt named their daughter Shiloh Nouvel (born 2006).[2] The name had previously been used occasionally for boys and girls, though it was never previously among the top 1,000 names for any gender in the United States.

In the United States, the name has associations with the Southern United States due to the Battle of Shiloh, a major battle of the United States Civil War, and to many towns named Shiloh in southern states, which were usually named after the town in the Bible.

People named Shiloh include:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Behind the Name
  2. ^ Rosenkrantz, Linda, and Satran, Pamela Redmond (2007). Baby Name Bible. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-35220-2