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Wakanosato Shinobu, a sumo wrestler
Pronunciation Shí-no-b(ú)
Gender Both
Word/name Japanese
Meaning different meanings depending on the kanji
Other names
Related names Shino

Shinobu (しのぶ?) is a Japanese verb meaning "recall" (偲ぶ?) or "stealth/endure" (忍ぶ?). It is a Japanese given name used by either sex. Shinobu is also the dictionary form of shinobi which can be combined with mono (者) to make shinobi no mono (忍びの者), an alternative name of ninja.

Possible writings[edit]

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

  • 忍ぶ, "stealth/endure"
  • 偲ぶ, "recall/remember"
  • 慕ぶ, "recall/remember"
as a given name
  • 忍, "stealth/endure"
  • 清信, "purify, belief"
  • 志信, "intention, belief"
as a male given name
  • 信夫, "belief, man"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.



  • Shinobu Jacobs (シノブ), a character in the video game No More Heroes
  • Shinobu Handa, a character in the anime and manga series Shōjo Sect
  • Shinobu Ijūin (忍), a character in the manga and anime series Haikara-san ga Tōru


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