Toshio

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Toshio
PronunciationTo-shi-o
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameJapanese
MeaningDifferent meanings depending on the kanji used
Region of originJapan

Toshio (利夫, としお, トシオ) is a common masculine Japanese given name.

Possible writings[edit]

Toshio can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

  • 敏夫, "agile, man"
  • 敏男, "agile, man"
  • 敏雄, "agile, hero"
  • 俊夫, "sagacious, man"
  • 俊雄, "sagacious, hero"
  • 利生, "advantage, life"
  • 登志男, "ascend, intention, man"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

People[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Toshio Ozaki, a protagonist in the horror novel/manga/anime series Shiki.
  • Toshio Saeki (Ju-on) (俊雄), a main antagonist in the Japanese horror series Ju-on
  • Toshio Utsumi (俊夫), a character in the anime and manga series Cat's Eye