Tarō (given name)

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Tarō Asō
Pronunciation[täɾo̞ː][citation needed]
MeaningDifferent meanings depending on the kanji used
Region of originJapan
Other names
Related namesJiro

Tarō (太郎, タロウ, たろう) (alternatively romanized Taro, Tarô, Talo, Taroh or Tarou), is a stand-alone masculine Japanese given name or a common name second half of such a name (literally meaning "eldest son").

Tarō can also be used as a surname, but the etymology and kanji are different.

Possible writings[edit]

The name Tarō can have many different meanings depending on the kanji characters used to write it. It can also be written using hiragana or katakana. 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]

People with given names ending -tarō[edit]


See also[edit]