Top 100 Most Popular Lord Shiva Names

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Lord Shiva is considered to be the father of the whole universe. He is the most divine among all the gods. Also known as “Maha Dev’, or greatest god, worshipping Lord Shiva brings prosperity, wealth, and health and calms the mind.

Shiva is the lord of the cosmos, lord of the entire universe, above and beyond time. Shiva is a whole experience, the experience of oneness with the entire cosmos, an experience of intense divine love and pure ecstasy

TheBiranchi Team has collected a divine list of the Top 100 most popular names of Lord Shiva.



Divine Names of  Lord Shiva with Meaning

Below is a list of the top 100 Most Popular Lord Shiva names, which you may consider for your newly born baby boy. Happy browsing!

1. Aashutosh

            Aashutosh means “One who fulfills wishes instantly, content, happy, another name for Lord Shiva”.

2. Akshayaguna

            Akshayaguna means “Of limitless attributes, a name of Lord Shiva”.

3. Akul

            Akul means “Lord Shiva”.

4. Aniket

            Aniket means “Lord of the world, homeless, Lord Shiva, Lord of all”.

5. Annuabhuj

            Annuabhuj means “Lord Shiva, Bhuj – hand”.

6. Bhairav

            Bhairav means “Formidable, another name for Lord Shiva, one who vanquishes fear”.

7. Bhav

            Bhav means “Lord Shiva, sentiment, real”.

8. Bholenath

            Bholenath means “Kind hearted Lord, Lord Shiva”.

9. Chandrashekar

            Chandrashekar means “One who holds the moon in his hair knot – (Shiva), Lord Shiva”.

10. Chatresh

            Chatresh means “Lord Shiva”.

11. Dakshesh

            Dakshesh means “Lord Shiva, Lord of Daksha, an epithet of Shiva”.

12. Darpad

            Darpad means “Lord Shiva, one who endows those who walk the path of righteousness with a sense of self-respect regarding their way of life”.

13. Devadeva

            Devadeva means “Lord of all Lords”.

14. Dhanvin

            Dhanvin means “Lord Shiva, the name of Lord Rama”.

15. Dyumani

            Dyumani means “Lord Shiva, sky jewel, another name for Shiva and Sun”.

16. Ekaksha

            Ekaksha means “one-eyed, Lord Shiva”.

17. Ekaling

            Ekaling means “Name of Lord Shiva”.

18. Ekapad

            Ekapad means “Lord Shiva, having one foot, one-footed”.

19. Fanibhushan

            Fanibhushan means “Lord Shiva, the one who wears a serpent as an ornament”.

20. Gagnesh

            Gagnesh means “Lord Shiva, ruler of the Sky”.

21. Gangadhara

            Gangadhara means “Lord of river Ganga, Lord Shiva”.

22. Gaurinath

            Gaurinath means “Lord Shiva, consort of Gauri”.

23. Girijapati

            Girijapati means “Lord Shiva, consort of Girija”.

24. Girik

            Girik means “Lord Shiva, the inhabitant of a mountain, name of Shiva, name of a weaver in a Buddhist work, name of a chief of Nags”.

25. Girindra

            Girindra means “Lord Shiva, a prince among the mountains, a high mountain, Lord of mountains i.e. Shiva, Lord of speech i.e. Brihaspati”.

26. Harendra

            Harendra means “Lord Shiva, a tree”.

27. Hariaksa

            Hariaksa means “Lord Shiva, the eyes of a lion, name of Lord Vishnu”.

28. Hemakesh

            Hemakesh means “Lord Shiva, golden-haired, Shiva”.

29. Himanish

            Himanish means “Lord Shiva, Lord of Himani – (Parvati)”.

30. Indumal

            Indumal means “Lord Shiva, the one who wears the Moon as an ornament”.

31. Ishaan

            Ishaan means “Lord Shiva, the Sun, Vishnu, Agni and Surya, ruler, generous, causing prosperity”.

32. Jaivardhan

            Jaivardhan means “Lord Shiva, jai – victory, conquest, thriving, bestowing prosperity, name of a son of Krishna and Mitravindaa, name of Vishnu”.

33. Japesh

            Japesh means “Lord of chants, Lord Shiva”.

34. Jatin

            Jatin means “A name of Lord Shiva, one who has matted hair, ascetic, disciplined”.

35. Jogesh

            Jogesh means “Lord Shiva, an epithet of Shiva, Lord of Yogis”.

36. Jwalia

            Jwalia means “Lord Shiva, Flames”.

37. Kailas

            Kailas means “One who bestows peace, name of a Himalayan peak, the abode of Lord Shiva”.

38. Kailashnath

            Kailashnath means “Master of mount Kailash, Lord Shiva”.

39. Kashinath

            Kashinath means “Lord Shiva, Lord of Kashi which is an old and most sacred pilgrimage place where the famous temple of Shiva is situated, name of Shiva”.

40. Kasish

            Kasish means “Lord Shiva, Lord of Kashi, an epithet of Shiva or any king of Banaras”.

41. Kedar

            Kedar means “A field, name of Lord Shiva, meadow, the peak of the Himalayas, a musical raag”.

42. Ketu

            Ketu means “Lord Shiva, the node, form, banner, leader, brightness, a ray of light, ensign, any eminent person, intellect, knowledge, a descending node considered 9th planet in astronomy, epithet of Shiva”.

43. Kirat

            Kirat means “Sing Gods praise or glory, Lord Shiva”.

44. Krishang

            Krishang means “Lord Shiva, slender, epithet for Shiva”.

45. Laniban

            Laniban means “Lord Shiva”.

46. Lavitra

            Lavitra means “Lord Shiva, lovely, small”.

47. Madesh

            Madesh means “Lord Shiva, Lord of intoxication, name of Shiva”.

48. Madhavan

            Madhavan means “Lord Shiva”.

49. Mahadeva

            Mahadeva means “Name of Lord Shiva, greatest God”.

50. Mahakala

            Mahakala means “Lord of all times”.

51. Mahaketu

            Mahaketu means “Lord Shiva, maha – great, powerful, supreme, Ketu – the node, form, banner, leader, brightness, a ray of light, ensign, any eminent person, intellect, knowledge”.

52. Mahamani

            Mahamani means “Lord Shiva, a precious gem, an epithet of Shiva”.

53. Mahashaktimaya

            Mahashaktimaya means “One who has boundless energies”.

54. Mahesh

            Mahesh means “Lord Shiva, name of Shiva, great among the Gods”.

55. Mallesh

            Mallesh means “Lord Shiva, Lord of garlands”.

56. Mangesh

            Mangesh means “Lord Shiva, Lord of benediction, Lord of welfare”.

57. Mrigasya

            Mrigasya means “Lord Shiva, the zodiac sign of Capricorn, an epithet of Shiva”.

58. Mrityuanjaya

            Mrityuanjaya means “Lord Shiva, conqueror of death”.

59. Nataraja

            Nataraja means “Lord Shiva, king of the art of dancing, a king among actors”.

60. Obalesh

            Obalesh means “Lord Shiva, Lord of the Linga, epithet of Shiva”.

61. Omkara

            Omkara means “the sound of the sacred syllable, one who has the form of OM”.

62. Omkarnath

            Omkarnath means “Lord of omkar, Lord Shiva”.

63. Panchal

            Panchal means “Lord Shiva, A prince of Panchal, A warrior tribe and their country in the north of India, name of a Nagraj, consisting of five, a style of singing, a name for Shiva”.

64. Panshul

            Panshul means “Fragrant, another name of Lord Shiva, anointed in sandalwood”.

65. Pashupati

            Pashupati means “Lord of all living beings, Lord of animals, Lord Shiva”.

66. Priyabhakta

            Priyabhakta means “Priyabhakta means favorite of the devotees”.

67. Purahan

            Purahan means “Lord Shiva, conqueror of Pura”.

68. Purajit

            Purajit means “Lord Shiva, conqueror of city purumitra”.

69. Pushkal

            Pushkal means “Lord Shiva, rich, excellent, magnificent, full, complete, powerful, purified, abundant, splendid, name of a son of Varun, an epithet of Shiva, name of a Buddha, Son of Bharat”.

70. Ranesh

            Ranesh means “Lord Shiva, the Lord of battle”.

71. Rudra

            Rudra means “Fearsome, name of Lord Shiva, the terrible, god of storms, thunder and lightning”.

72. Rudraksha

            Rudraksha means “Eyes of Lord Shiva, eyes like Rudra”.

73. Sadashiva

            Sadashiva means “Eternal god, Lord Shiva”.

74. Sanatana

            Sanatana means “Permanent, eternal god, Lord Shiva”.

75. Sarvacharya

            Sarvacharya means “Preceptor of all”.

76. Sarveshwara

            Sarveshwara means “Lord of all, the name of Lord Shiva”.

77. Savar

            Savar means “Lord Shiva, water, the vital element for life, name of Shiva”.

78. Shaktidhar

            Shaktidhar means “Lord Shiva, the Lord Subramanian”.

79. Shambhu

            Shambhu means “Abode of joy, Lord Shiva, sa + amba – with amba”.

80. Shankar

            Shankar means “Lord Shiva, causing happiness, conferring good fortune, auspicious, an epithet of Shiva, name of a celebrated teacher of Vedanta philosophy Shankaracharya, name of a raaga”.

81. Shashibhushan

            Shashibhushan means “Lord Shiva, moon-decorated, epithet of Shiva”.

82. Shashishekhar

            Shashishekhar means “Lord Shiva, shash is the name of a rabbit, so the moon is called Shashi for possessing a shape like a rabbit. Shekhar means crown-jewel, so whose crown jewel is the moon, he is called shashi-shekhar”.

83. Shekhar

            Shekhar means “Lord Shiva, a crest, diadem, a peak, the chief or head of anything”.

84. Shivaraj

            Shivaraj means “The destroyer, Lord Shiva”.

85. Shivesh

            Shivesh means “Lord Shiva, Shiva + ish, Shiva, the god”.

86. Shivraj

            Shivraj means “The destroyer, Lord Shiva”.

87. Shoolin

            Shoolin means “One who has a trident, Lord Shiva”.

88. Shrikantha

            Shrikantha means “An epithet of Lord Vishnu, God of wealth or Lord Vishnu or consort of Goddess Lakshmi, beautiful, Lord Shiva, of glorious neck”.

89. Siddhanath

            Siddhanath means “Mahadev, (Lord Shiva)”.

90. Sivanta

            Sivanta means “Lord Shiva”.

91. Someshwara

            Someshwara means “Lord of all gods, Lord Shiva with the moon”.

92. Somnath

            Somnath means “God’s name, Lord Shiva”.

93. Suragana

            Suragana means “Having gods as attendants”.

94. Swayambhu

            Swayambhu means “Self-manifested, Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu”.

95. Talank

            Talank means “Name of Lord Shiva, auspicious”.

96. Talin

            Talin means “Musical, Lord Shiva”.

97. Tapeshwar

            Tapeshwar means “Lord Shiva, Lord of heat”.

98. Tarakeshwar

            Tarakeshwar means “Lord Shiva”.

99. Taraknath

            Taraknath means “Lord Shiva”.

100. Tatya

            Tatya means “Fact, truth, Lord Shiva”.


Final Thoughts From TheBiranchi:

Naming a baby is so hard but it is an important decision you have to make as a parent. It can be fun, but the responsibility of naming another human being can make it a bit intimidating. After all, your child will carry that name throughout their life.

Read through this article again to choose the best Lord Shiva name for your upcoming baby boy. Feel free to share this article with your family & friends so that they can learn too.

We hope you liked the above list of the Top 100 Lord Shiva Names. Team TheBiranchi is working hard to bring a popular collection of all types of unique names so that you can choose the perfect name for your newly born baby Boy or Girl. Thank You..!

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