Sanskrit name Shaiv refers to something that is holy. Shaiv also means service or worship.
Reference of Shaiv is found in the Epic Ganesha as a name of Lord Shiva as his mantle of Shiva when he has to destroy what he creates. Shaiv also founds reference in Ramayan (रामायण), Kathasaritsagar (कथासरित्सागर) and Purans (पुराण) where Shaiv means relating to or belonging to Lord Shiva.
Mention of Shaiv is found also in the writings of Sir Monier-Williams where Shaiv refers to a worshipper or a follower of Lord Shiva. Lexicographers like Amar Singh has also mentioned Shaiv in their writings as a thorn-apple. .
As we can clearly see in the chart above Shaiv is not a popular name either in India or the USA. Shaiv is not used by any person of the USA as the name of their kids. In India also Shaiv is used by mere 9 person as the name of their children.
Shaiv is a unique name with a great meaning attached to it. Shaiv also has some sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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