Origin: Indian, Persian
शिव (Hindi, Sanskrit)
Meaning: a masculine Sanskrit name meaning “benign, kind, auspicious”. It’s also a feminine Persian name meaning “charming, elegant”.
In Hindu mythology, Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and renewal, the husband of the goddess Parvati.
Variants: Siva (Hini, male).
In Judaism, Shiva is a week long mourning period also referred to as “sitting shiva”; shiva means “seven” in Hebrew, though I don’t know if it’s used as a name.