Shō (given name)

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Gender Male (with a few exceptions)
Word/name Japanese

Shō or Shou is a Japanese given name.


  • Sun Yat-sen (孫 逸仙, 1866–1925), a.k.a. "Nakayama Shō" (中山 樵)
  • Akiko Yosano (与謝野 晶子, 1878-1942), Japanese author. Her birth name was "Shō Hō" (鳳 志よう)
  • Sho Kosugi (ショー・コスギ, born 1948), Japanese martial artist and actor
  • Shō Hayami (速水 奨, born 1958), Japanese voice actor and singer
  • Show Aikawa (哀川 翔, born 1961), Japanese composer and actor
  • Masatoshi Ono (小野 正利, born 1967), Japanese rock/heavy metal singer, nicknamed "Sho"
  • Sho Sakurai (櫻井 翔, born 1982), Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, and newscaster
  • Sho Nakata (中田 翔, born 1989), Japanese baseball player
  • Sho Yano (矢野 祥, born 1991), American child prodigy


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