Biblical place-name, Hebrew

Shiloh Origin and Meaning

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

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.

# 344 in the US

Shiloh Rank in US Top 1000

# 239 on Nameberry

Shiloh Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Shiloh Popularity

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Famous People Named Shiloh

  • Shiloh HogansonCanadian singer
  • Shiloh Jade Pepinlate American girl born with rare condition known as "mermaid syndrome"
  • Shiloh WalkerAmerican romance novelist
  • Shlomit "Shiloh" MalkaIsraeli model
  • Shiloh Nouvel JoliePitt (b. 2006), daughter of actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Shiloh in Pop Culture

  • Shiloh McCullencharacter on "The Fosters"
  • Shilohfilm & book by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor about a dog named Shiloh
  • Shilohancient city mentioned in Hebrew Bible
  • Shilohmentioned in Genesis 49:10, (reference to the coming of Christ)
  • Shiloh Shepherda breed of dog
  • "Shiloh" song by David Berkeley
  • The Battle of ShilohAKA 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)