Shiloh Name Meaning & Origin

Shiloh

Pronunciation: SHIY-loh (key)

Origin of the name Shiloh:

Hebrew name of uncertain meaning. It is thought to mean "he who has been sent." The name is used in reference to the Messiah, the one to be sent by God.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Shiloh: | Edit

i chose "shiloh" for my daughter two weeks before i had her; her dad and i happened on it by chance and loved it. people didn't seem to like the idea, i heard "what about... shila?" a lot. (um, no.) i think it's very peaceful and feminine. she's two now and i still love it.

I like it, it's a very pretty name.

Personal experiences with the name Shiloh: | Edit

My friend is named Chyloe (pronounced the same as Shiloh. Also named for the Neil Diamond song.
I named my cat, Shiloh, after the children's book. :)

I named my now one year old daughter and got backlash because it was a dogs name. I have had it picked out since I was 12 and I don't care. She is very shy, which I find ironic.

I love the name Shiloh! I hope to use it for a future daughter!

Nicknames for Shiloh: | Edit

Shi
Siwoh- My kitty's name is Shiloh and we call her Siwoh. It's a cute baby/kid nickname.

My daughter's name is Shyloh, and I call her Lou.

Shylie

Soshee- my name is Sawyer-Shiloh and my Dad calls me Soshee as in Sochi, Russia.

Meanings and history of the name Shiloh: | Edit

Shiloh is the name of a town in Israel, mentioned several times in the Bible. (Shiloh also seems to refer tot eh Messiah, in Jacob's blessing for Judah in Genesis 49.) It means "place of rest"

Famous real-life people named Shiloh: | Edit

Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, daughter of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Teenage YouTuber: Sawyer-Shiloh Cerehd

Shiloh in song, story & screen: | Edit

We named our daughter Shilo after our favourite Neil Diamond song.

There's a movie called "Repo: The Genetic Opera" That has a main character named Shilo.

Also, there's a movie called "Shiloh" about a dog :)

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