Name: Shiro

Origin and Meaning of the Name Shiro

  • Meaning:
    Samurai male
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (SHEE ro)
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Miscellaneous Info for Shiro

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  • Used in:
    English and Japanese speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Shiro (with a short vowel 'o') rarely occurs as a Japanese first name.

    However, Shiro is often used in English to transcribe the more widely spread name Shirou (pronounced with a long vowel 'o'). Shirou may be written with the characters meaning "fourth son". Shiro is also the Japanese vocabulary word for "white" or "castle".

    The name Shiro can also be written with the Japanese characters for "man; gentleman; administer; intend; ambition; history; historian" (shi) and "bright; cheerful" (ro).

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