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Shiloh has been a location name since Old Testament days as it was an Israelite camp site when Joshua was the leader in the Old Testament. In recent years, the name was used as a first name though after the birth of Angelina Jolie's daughter. For this reason, the name has only been on the Social Security Index since 2007.

Meaning and Origin of the name Shiloh:

Shiloh is of Hebrew origin and means “his gift,” “peaceful one,” and “tranquil.” This is a great name for either a boy or a girl.

Shiloh was originally a name of a town in the Old Testament where the Ark of the Covenant was placed. Some verses even use this name to refer to the future Messiah who was to come according to the Old Testament. The name really did not become used as a first name until the twenty-first century after the birth of Shiloh by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Baby name Shiloh

Symbolism of the name Shiloh:

Since the name Shiloh was the name of the town where the Ark of the Covenant was, it would make sense to mean peace or tranquility. The Ark of the Covenant was said to have been God's gift to the Israelites, just as Jesus or the Messiah was in the future.

Nicknames for the name Shiloh:

Shiloh is an adorable and unique name for either boys or girls. There are several options for shortening Shiloh to create a nickname. Take a look at the list of nicknames below. You'll see some great options, and you're sure to find the perfect one for your baby.

  • Shi
  • Shy
  • Lolo
  • loh
  • Lo

Style of the name Shiloh:


Gender of the name Shiloh:

Shiloh is a baby name that can be used for boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Shiloh:


Number of syllables in the name Shiloh:


Emotion evoked from the name Shiloh:

Shiloh is a very unique name that feels quirky. It also feels wholesome and kind though.

Alternative spellings for the name Shiloh:

  • Shilo
  • Shiloe
  • Shyloh
  • Shilo
  • Shylo

Popularity of the name Shiloh:

Shiloh has been on the Social Security Popularity Index since 2007 at number 787. This is around the time that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had their daughter. The name is currently, as of the year 2020, only at rank 454 overall in popularity.

Great middle names for Shiloh and their meanings:

  • Grace (God's grace)
  • Blair (plain, field)
  • Marie (star of the sea)
  • Renee (reborn)
  • Chantel (stone)
  • Shante (stone)
  • Rafe (wise wolf)

Famous people with the name Shiloh:

  • Shiloh Hoganson (singer, Lyldoll)
  • Shiloh Walker (novelist, “The Missing”)
  • Shiloh Jolie (daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie)
  • Shiloh McCullen (character in “The Fosters”)
  • Shiloh (dog character from “Shiloh” book)
  • “Shiloh” (title of a song from David Berkeley
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