Jiro (given name)

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Jirō
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Japanese
Meaning It can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used.
Other names
Related names Taro
Saburo

Jirō or Jiro (じろう, ジロウ?) is a stand-alone Japanese given name along with "Tarō", and a common name suffix for males.

Possible writings[edit]

Jirō can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

  • 次郎, "next, son"
  • 次朗, "next, melodious"
  • 二郎, "second, son"
  • 二朗, "second, melodious"
  • 治郎, "reign, son"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

People[edit]

Characters[edit]

  • Jiro (Blue Dragon) (ジーロ), a character in the Blue Dragon video game
  • Jiro (Kamen Rider) (次狼) or Garulu (ガルル), a supporting character in the Kamen Rider Kiva tokusatsu series
  • Jiro (Kikaider) (ジロー), the main protagonist in the Android Kikaider tokusatsu series
  • Jiro Ueda (次郎), the main character in Trick TV series

Other uses[edit]

  • Jiro (ジロ), the famed Sakhalin Husky of the 1958 Japanese Antarctica expedition, depicted in the 1958 Japanese film Nankyoku Monogatari