108 Names of Lord Shiva

Shiva (‘the auspicious one’) is one of the most important deity in the Hindu shrine, along with Brahma and Vishnu. He is also known as Mahadeva and considered a member of the holy trinity (trimurti) of Hinduism. Lord Shiva is one of the extreme presence who discovers, protects and reconstructs the universe. A goddess is expressed to be the energy, vitality, and power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati (Sati) the equivalent partner of Shiva. He is one of the five equal gods in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta culture of Hinduism. He is commonly idolized in the aniconic form of lingam. The iconographical characteristics of Shiva are the snake around his neck, the enhancing curved moon, the holy river Ganga streaming from his twisted hair, the third eye on his forehead, the trishula as his weapon, and the damaru(drum). There are different Lord Shiva names with which he is known amongst Hindus.

Lord Shiva is a pan-Hindu God, admired widely by Hindus, in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Shiva says that he is omnipresent, as he is present in the form of everyone’s consciousness. Shiva means nothingness. There are many Lord Shiva names. In Tamil, he was called by peculiar names other than Sivan. Rudra (Enraged form of Shiva), Nataraja (Dancing form of Shiva), and Dhakshinamoorthy (Yoga form of Shiva). Nataraja is the only model of Shiva idolize in a human figure format. Elsewhere he is worshipped in Lingam figure.

The Vedic-Brahmanic Shiva doctrine combines both monist (Advaita) and religious traditions (Dvaita), for example, Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta and Lingayatism with temples highlighting things such as linga, Shiv Parvati iconography, bull Nandi inside the premises, alleviation work of art showing belief and aspects of Shiva. Let me tell you, Shiva statue, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the ‘Largest Bust Sculpture’ in the world. It is 112 ft(34-metre) tall, 147 ft(45-metre) long, and 24.99 ft(7.62-metre) wide statue with white Thirunamam at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.


Lord Shiva is known by diverse names, which reflect his courage, power, principles, knowledge, and wisdom. In fact, Shiva Sahasranama comprises of more than a thousand of Shiva names! So, name your child inspired by these names if you want the qualities of Lord Shiva reflect to your child. Here, we are listing some different names of Lord Shiva for your child. Let’s have a look.

Sr. No.NameMeaningGender
1 Aashutosh One who accomplish wishes immediately, Another name for Lord Shiva, Happy Boy
2 Achintyah Achintyah means ‘unthinkable’, a character that is beyond our awareness Boy
3 Aja One who is self-existent, Unborn, Boundless Unisex
4 Akshayaguna Of boundless qualities, A name of Lord Shiva Boy
5 Anagha Sinless, Righteous, Without any deficiency, Beauty, Perfect, Pure Unisex
6 Anantadrishti Of infinite vision Boy
7 Augadh One who enjoys all the time Boy
8 Avyayaprabhu Imperishable Lord Boy
9 Bhairav Impressive, Another name for Lord Shiva, One who conquers fear Boy
10 Bhalanetra One who has an eye in the forehead Boy
11 Bholenath Kind-hearted Lord Boy
12 Bhooteshwara Lord of ghosts and evil beings Boy
13 Bhudeva Lord of the earth Boy
14 Bhutapala Defender of the ghosts Boy
15 Chandrapal Ace of the Moon Boy
16 Chandraprakash Moon light Boy
17 Dayalu Caring Boy
18 Devadeva Lord of all lords Boy
19 Dhanadeepa Lord of wealth Boy
20 Dhyanadeep Symbol of meditation and concentration Boy
21 Dhyutidhara Lord of intelligence Boy
22 Digambara One who has the heavens as his clothes Boy
23 Durjaneeya Hard to be known Boy
24 Durjaya Difficult to conquer, overcome Boy
25 Gangadhara Lord of river Ganga, Lord Shiva Boy
26 Girijapati Lord Shiva, Consort of Girija Boy
27 Gunagrahin Acceptor of gunas Boy
28 Gurudeva Ace of all; God of Guru Boy
29 Hara Remover of sins Boy
30 Jagadisha Ace of the universe Boy
31 Jaradhishamana Remover of sins Boy
32 Kailas One who offers harmony, Name of a Himalayan pinnacle, Abode of Lord Shiva Boy
33 Kailashadhipati Lord of mount Kailash Boy
34 Kailashnath Ace of mount Kailash, Lord Shiva Boy
35 Kamalakshana Lotus-eyed Lord Boy
36 Kantha Beautiful, Ever-brilliant Unisex
37 Kapalin One who wears a pearl of skulls Boy
38 Khatvangin Lalataksha One who has the rocket Khatvangin in his hand Boy
39 Kundalin One who wears hoops Boy
40 Lalataksha One who has An eye in the brow Boy
41 Lingadhyaksha God of the lingas Boy
42 Lingaraja God of the lingas Boy
43 Lokankara Creator of the three worlds Boy
44 Lokapal One who takes care of the world Boy
45 Mahabuddhi Extremely intelligent Boy
46 Mahadeva Another name of Lord Shiva, Greatest God Boy
47 Mahakala Lord of all times Boy
48 Mahamaya Goddess Durga, the fantastic figment or warmth, she is said to have persuasively drawn away from the minds of sages and so forth driving them into confusion. The preeminent creator of imagination, Worldly deception, Which causes the material world appear existent; Epithet of Durga; Name of the associate of Shuddhodan Unisex
49 Mahamrityunjaya The great victor of death Boy
50 Mahanidhi Great storehouse Boy
51 Mahashaktimaya One who has endless energy Boy
52 Mahayogi Greatest of all gods Boy
53 Mahesha Supreme Lord Boy
54 Maheshwara Lord of Gods Boy
55 Mrityuanjaya Lord Shiva; Conqueror of death Boy
56 Nagabhushana One who has snakes as ornaments Boy
57 Nataraja King of the art of dancing, Lord Shiva, King among entertainers Boy
58 Nilakantha The one with a blue throat Boy
59 Nityasundara Ever beautiful, Good looking Boy
60 Nrityapriya Lover of dance Boy
61 Omkara The sound of the holy syllable, One who has the form of Om Boy
62 Palanhaar One who protects everybody Boy
63 Paramjyoti Goddess Durga, the greatest wonder Boy
64 Pashupati Lord of all living beings, Lord of creatures, Lord Shiva Boy
65 Pinakin One who has a bow in his hand, Lord Shiva, Armed with a bow. Boy
66 Pranava The originator of the syllable of Om, The holy syllable Om, The spiritualist syllable Om Boy
67 Priyabhakta Favorite of the devotees Boy
68 Priyadarshana Of loving vision Boy
69 Pushkara Blue Lotus, One who gives nourishment, Fountain, Like a Lotus Boy
70 Pushpalochana One who has eyes like blossoms Boy
71 Ravilochana Having Sun as the eye Boy
72 Rudra God of storms, The awful, Fearsome, The terrible, Thunder and lightning Unisex
73 Rudraksha Eyes of Lord Shiva, Eyes like Rudra Boy
74 Sadashiva Lord Shiva, Eternal God Boy
75 Sanatana Lord Shiva, Eternal God Boy
76 Sarvacharya Preceptor of all Boy
77 Sarvashiva Always pure Boy
78 Sarvatapana Scorcher of all Boy
79 Sarvayoni Source of everything Boy
80 Sarveshwara Lord of all, Lord Shiva Boy
81 Shambhu Sa + Amba - with Amba, Abode of joy, Lord Shiva Boy
82 Shankara A musical Raag, Giver of joy, Auspicious, Girl
83 Shiva Always pure, Lord Shiva, Auspicious; Lucky, Lovely, Water, Salvation, The energy of Shiva in the form of his wife (Hindu Lord, whose bow was lifted by Rama in swayamvar) Boy
84 Shoolin One who has a blade Boy
85 Shrikantha God of wealth, An appellation of Lord Vishnu, Consort of Goddess Lakshmi, Beautiful, Of glorious neck Boy
86 Shrutiprakasha illuminator of the Vedas Boy
87 Shuddhavigraha One who has a pure body Boy
88 Skandaguru Preceptor of Skanda Boy
89 Someshwara Lord Shiva with Moon, Lord of all Gods Boy
90 Sukhada One who gives joy; Bestower of happiness Unisex
91 Suprita Beloved, Adored one, Endearing to all Girl
92 Suragana Having Gods as assistants Boy
93 Sureshwara Lord of all gods Boy
94 Swayambhu Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Self-demonstrate, Lord Shiva Boy
95 Tejaswani Bright, interpretations of Lord Shiva Girl
96 Trilochana The one with three eyes Boy
97 Trilokpati Ace of all the three worlds Boy
98 Tripurari Enemy of Tripura Boy
99 Trishoolin Who has a trident in his hands, Lord Shiva Boy
100 Umapati Associate of Uma Boy
101 Vachaspati Lord of speech Boy
102 Vajrahasta One who has a thunder roll in his hands Boy
103 Varada A deity, A river, Granter of shelters, Goddess Lakshmi Unisex
104 Vedakarta A discoverer of the Vedas Boy
105 Veerabhadra Incomparable Lord of the underworld, Lord Shiva Boy
106 Vishalaksha Wide-eyed Lord Girl
107 Vishveshwara Lord of the universe Girl
108 Vrishavahana One who has a bull as his vehicle Boy

ॐ नम: शिवाय:

जो समय की चाल है, अपने भक्तों की ढाल है, पल में बदल दे सृष्टि को वो महाकाल है !

।। जय महाकाल ।।


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