‘Shail' means mountains and ‘Putri' means daughter. She is also known as Parvati or Hemavati
Shailputri is believed to be the rebirth of Sati, the daughter of Daksha and the wife of Lord Shiva. In her second birth she is Parvati, the daughter of Himalaya and later she became the consort of Shiva.
This is one of the very first forms of Shakti and is closely associated with Lord Shiva.