Bhagvata Purana Canto 3 chapter 12 describes the birth of Lord Rudra. Brahma gives him many names:

(Brahma said) The following are your names: Manyu, Manu, Mahinasa, Mahan, Shiva, Ritudhvaja, Ugra-retas, Bhava, Kala, Vamadeva and Dhritavrata. (SB 3.12.12)

I have two questions:

  1. I have heard that Lord Shiva is unborn. Then what does this chapter mean? Why is one of the names Shiva?
  2. One of his names in Manu. Which Manu is it?
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    If you see the next verse the name of wife of 'Shiva' is 'Niyut'... and if you see previous verse it says: "your residence: the heart, the senses, the air of life, the sky, the air, the fire, the water, the earth, the sun, the moon and austerity." these include the Ashtamurti form. As you can see there Lord Shiva frequently takes incarnations from Lord Brahma.. also see ths chapter of Shiva Purana wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/shiva-purana-english/d/…
    – Tezz
    Jul 10 at 16:11

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