Shiloh 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Shiloh: "tranquil" Origin of Shiloh: Biblical place-name, Hebrew Shiloh's Popularity in 2019: #467

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.

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Rank in US: #467

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Pop Culture References for the name Shiloh

Shylo, Shilo


SarahNichole Says:


When I was the first grade, a girl in my class was named Shiloh. I prefer it on boys, but I've always liked it as a name.

oliviamcdonald Says:


I would love to name a cat or dog this name one day. Was very nearly my current dog’s name.

CJ Says:


Love this name for a girl, not so much for a boy.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I actually really like it, even though it doesn't really fit with the other names I like

LostKid Says:


Isn't Brad and Angelina's Shiloh going by John now? Shiloh is a nice name anyway.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Up until recently, Shiloh was considered 100% masculine. Just like you, I too prefer it for a boy.

KJGlitter Says:


I actually prefer it for boys, personally.

scott razr Says:


Not for girls only. Shiloh is my son's name

SimoneKadele Says:


Probably! The mind works in weird ways.

Reese Aren Says:


It probably sounds like a pet name to you because there's an old, popular book series about a beagle named Shiloh. Perhaps you're unconsciously remembering that.

SimoneKadele Says:


I don't know why, but this sounds more like a pet name than a human name to me. Maybe it reminds me of Shamu. It does have a nice sound, though.

indiefendi2 Says:


I removed that comment under famous names section that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt now goes by John. Because Angelina has never called Shiloh by "John" in the media; she calls her Shiloh or Shy. And she hasn't legally changed her name. So this campaign to make Shiloh into some trans icon is ridiculous. Angelina said she's just a tomboy! Goodness sake 😒

LavenderLullabies Says:


I really want to have a daughter so I can name her Shiloh. It's such a beautiful name. <3

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This is my character's name in my story, she's like a friend to me.

Shishi Says:


OH MY GOD MAYBE ITS ME! IM THINKING THAT BECAUSE OF YOUR USERNAME!! (Im wearing a supernatural t-shirt right now) and harry potter is my life!

Shishi Says:


This is my name. I already commented but that was a year a go so whatever....beware i get called shiloh the dog XD

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I like this name better for a girl because I knew a girl named Shiloh

Shishi Says:


This is my name :p. I love it. Although everyone asks "are you named after that famous baby?" and I reply "No I'm older than her, I'm named after the battle of Shiloh in the civil war."

Guest Says:


I'd say this is in my Top 5 favorite names.