Shiloh Origin and Meaning

The name Shiloh is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "tranquil".

Haunting biblical and Civil War place-name; now unisex—especially after the mega-high-profile Brangelina couple picked it for their daughter. It debuted in the Top 1000 for boys in 2015.

Many people may associate this name with the 1990s family film about a dog.

# 488 in the US

Shiloh Rank in US Top 1000

# 424 on Nameberry

Shiloh Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Shiloh Popularity

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Famous People Named Shiloh

  • Shiloh Thomas FernandezAmerican actor
  • Shiloh KeoAmerican NFL football player
  • Shiloh King StrongAmerican actor/director; brother of actor Rider Strong
  • Shiloh SelassieAmerican actor
  • Shiloh Silva Pownall (b. 2016)son of actress Gabriella Wilde and musician Alan Pownall

Shiloh in Pop Culture

  • "Shiloh" novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor about a dog named Shiloh
  • ShilohBiblical city in Israel
  • Shilohmentioned in Genesis 49:10, in Jacob's blessing of his son Judah
  • Shiloh Shepherdbreed of dog
  • Shilohearly band of musician Don Henley
  • "Shiloh" song by David Berkeley
  • The Battle of Shilohmajor battle in the American Civil War, fought April 6,7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee

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