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Gender: F Meaning of Shiloh: "tranquil" Origin of Shiloh: Biblical place-name, Hebrew Shiloh's Popularity in 2016: #611

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.

Famous People Named Shiloh

Shiloh Hoganson, Canadian singer
Shiloh Jade Pepin, late American girl born with rare condition known as "mermaid syndrome"
Shiloh Walker, American romance novelist
Shlomit "Shiloh" Malka, Israeli model
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (b. 2006), child of actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Pop Culture References for the name Shiloh

Shiloh, film & book by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor about a dog named Shiloh
Shiloh, ancient city mentioned in Hebrew Bible
Shiloh, mentioned in Genesis 49:10, (reference to the coming of Christ)
Shiloh Shepherd, a breed of dog
"Shiloh," song by David Berkeley
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 McCullen, character on "The Fosters"

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