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Gender: F Meaning of Shiloh: "tranquil" Origin of Shiloh: Biblical place-name, Hebrew Shiloh's Popularity in 2012: #640

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Cool meets Born Again meets Brad and Angelina, who made Shiloh an instant star when they chose it for their daughter. While Shiloh has risen from obscurity thanks to its celebrity baby use, it hasn't become a star the way brother names Maddox and Pax have. It entered the Top 1000 in 2007, one year after the birth of Ms. Jolie-Pitt.

The town of Shiloh is mentioned several times in the Old Testament--it was where Joshua and the Israelites assembled to cast lots for the seven tribes and for many years it was where the Ark of the Covenant resided, becoming a place of pilgrimage. Shiloh is also the site in Tennessee of a major, bloody, Civil War battle.

Trivia tidbit: Shiloh is the name Angelina Jolie's parents had picked for their first child before her mother miscarried.

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Famous People Named Shiloh

Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Shiloh Fernandez (born 1985), American actor
Shiloh Keo (born 1987), American football player
Shiloh Pepin, (1999-2009) girl born with rare condition known as 'mermaid syndrome

Pop Culture References for the Name Shiloh

"Shiloh," David Berkeley song
Shiloh, film & book by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Shiloh, ancient city mentioned in Hebrew Bible
Shiloh, mentioned in Genesis 49:10, (reference to the coming of Christ)
Shiloh Shepherd, a German Shepherd-type breed of dog
The Battle of Shiloh, AKA The Battle of Pittsburg Landing (a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6-7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee)
Shiloh Wallace, character in the movie "Repo! The Genetic Opera!"

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