Tarō (given name)

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Taro Aso 20080924.jpg
Pronunciation[täɾo̞ː][citation needed]
MeaningDifferent meanings depending on the kanji used
Region of originJapan

Tarō, Taro, Talo, Taroh or Tarou (太郎, タロウ, たろう), is a stand-alone masculine Japanese given name or a common name suffix (literally meaning "eldest son"). Tarō can also be used as a surname, but the etymology and kanji are different.

Possible writings[edit]

The name Taro can have many different meaning depending on the kanji characters used to write it. The name can also be written using the hiragana or katakana writing systems. Possible variations of the name Taro include:

  • 太郎, "strong, heroic, masculine"
  • 多朗, "abundance, prolific, melodious"
  • 立楼, "stand up, upright, watchtower"
  • 汰滝, "selected waterfall"

People with the given name[edit]

Names of Notable People with -tarō as a name suffix[edit]


See also[edit]