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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, "military husband"
  • 武雄, "military masculinity"
  • 猛雄, "fierce masculinity"
  • 健男, "healthy man"
  • 健雄, "healthy masculinity"

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]