What Does Shiloh Mean?


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Matthew Crist answered
The word Shiloh originally has a Hebrew origin and it means ‘His gift’ but some people believe that it also means ‘he who was sent’. Shiloh can also be used as a name for both a boy and a girl, it can also be used as a surname. The name grew in popularity after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie named one of their children Shiloh. In the United States, the name Shiloh was 650th in popularity in 2008.

Shiloh is also the name of a figure who appeared in the Bible in Genesis 49:10 as part of the benediction given by Jacob to his son Judah. Shiloh is a name that is given to a prophetic Messiah when Jacob says "the sceptre will not depart from Judah until Shiloh comes...” However, the actual interpretation of this phrase is the subject of debate and controversy.

The Battle of Shiloh is also the name given to the second greatest battle of the American Civil War. It is also called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing. It was a major battle in the Western Theatre of the American Civil War, fought between 6th and 7th April1862 in Southern Tennessee. The number of men who died at the Battle of Shiloh amounts to over 3,482 with over 20,000 recorded casualties. Of the 63,000 troops that were deployed, 1,754 were killed, and more than 13,000 were seriously injured. On the Confederate side of 40,000, 1,728 were killed and 11,000 were injured. When referring to a location, Shiloh means ‘place of peace’ and the Battle of Shiloh was one of the United State’s most costly and traffic battles in history. The name meaning and the events that occurred are seen as quite ironic, because the number of dead Americans at Shiloh amounts to more Americans dead in every war and battle in US history up to that point in time.
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Aun Jafery answered
The word "Shiloh" is the name of a place mentioned in the Bible as Shiloh or Shiloah. It was a village that was located in the centre of Palestine. The Dead Sea was located towards its south east. It was a refuge and a place of rendezvous for the Israelis and the site where they kept the Ark of the Covenant. Today it is the site of a modern town called Khirbet Seilun located in the West Bank. Jerusalem is located to its south west. As the name of a person the name Shiloh is supposed to mean the one who will be sent, which is believed to be alluding to the messiah.

There are over sixty places including cities, counties, towns and villages in the United States that are named Shiloh.
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Vikash Swaroop answered
The word Shiloh is of Hebrew origin and the meaning of the word is 'His gift'. But there are some scholars who say that the word meant 'he who was sent'. In Bible the word is used as a prophetic name for the Messiah but the word has his fame because it is attributed to the name of some places in the United States of America and one of them was the site of a crucial battle that was fought in the American Civil war.

The word is used as name for a girl and as a boy as well but the word is more famous as a surname rather than the name of a person. But recently it is in news because the celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has given their daughter's name as Shiloh.
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Anonymous answered
Shiloh means famous or his gift and my name is shiloh and I'm 12 and I was thinking was does my name mean now I found out what my name means it means his gift or famous
Angela Chambers Profile
Angela Chambers answered
I love the name Shiloh, I have it picked out for my little girl, it is of Hebrew origin, and means either "his gift", or "peaceful"...

-- Shiloh Vera-Cruz Chambers...
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Natalie Isl answered

(Shi′loh) [He Whose It Is; He to Whom It Belongs].

1. In pronouncing a blessing upon Judah, the dying patriarch Jacob said: “The scepter will not turn aside from Judah, neither the commander’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to him the obedience of the peoples will belong.” (Ge 49:10) Beginning with the rule of the Judean David, power to command (the commander’s staff) and regal sovereignty (the scepter) were the possessions of the tribe of Judah. This was to continue until the coming of Shiloh, indicating that the royal line of Judah would terminate in Shiloh as the permanent heir. Similarly, before the overthrow of the kingdom of Judah, Jehovah indicated to the last Judean king, Zedekiah, that rulership would be given to one having the legal right. (Eze 21:26, 27) This would evidently be Shiloh, as the name “Shiloh” is understood to signify “He Whose It Is; He to Whom It Belongs.”

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