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For the Japanese city, see Takeo, Saga. For the province of Cambodia, see Takéo Province. For the city of Cambodia, see Takéo.
Takeo Fukuda 1977.jpg
Takeo Fukuda, the 67th Prime Minister of Japan
Pronunciation Tá-ké-ó
Gender Male
Word/name Japanese
Meaning It can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used.

Takeo (たけお, タケオ?) is a common masculine Japanese given name.


Takeo can be written using different kanji and can mean:

  • 武夫, "warrior, man"
  • 武雄, "warrior, brave"
  • 猛雄, "fierce, brave"
  • 健男, "health, man"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana, especially by young boys who haven't learned kanji yet.

People with the given name Takeo[edit]

Fictional characters with the given name Takeo[edit]