Sthira (Sanskrit स्थिर) is ancient word which literally means stable or fixed. Sthira also refers to strong, firm or durable.
Mention of Sthira is found in various Epics of Hindu mythology with different meanings depending on the context. Sthira founds reference in Riga Veda (ऋग्वेद) with meanings like firm, solid, hard, compact or strong. As per Monier Williams dictionary, Sthira is a name of a Yoga.
Sthira also founds reference in Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) and Mahabharata in which this name refers to still, calm, fixed, immovable or emotionless. Reference of Sthira is also found in Ramayan (रामायण) and Varah-Mihir-Brihat-Sanhita (वराह-मिहिर-बृहत्-संहिता) where Sthira means firm or steady. This name is also found to be referred in Kumar-Sambhav (कुमार-सम्भव) where Sthira denotes stern or relentless.
Lord Shiva is firm and steadfast unlike Shakti, so Sthira is another name of Lord Shiva. Also, it is the name of Lord Vishu as he is constant (always remaining the same).
As we can clearly see in the chart above Sthira is not a popular name in either India or the USA. Sthira is used by only a few people of India as he name of their children.
Sthira is a name for a strong baby boy. Also, it has good mythological reference.
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