Sanskrit name Shishupal (Sanskrit: शिशुपाल) means child protector. Shishupal also means the one who guards a child in the absence of parents.
Reference of Shishupal is found in the Mahabharata. Shishupal was the name of a king of Chedi which was a nation inhabiting in the central India. His description is found in Sabha-Parvan of Mahabharata where he was opposing the worship of Lord Krishna in a ceremony and challenged Lord Krishna to fight. In this fight Krishna struck off his head with his Sudarshan-Chakra.
Reference of this name is also found in Vishnu-Puran where Shishupal is identified with demons like Hiranya-Kashipu. Shishupal also identifies with Ravan who was killed by Lord Ram.
According to the graph given here Shishupal is not a popular name in the USA. Shishupal is used by few people in India as the name of their children.
Shishupal is a little old style name with neutral meaning.
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