Shiro name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Shiro mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Shiro

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Shiro means "A Japanese name meaning 'white'".
  2. According to a user from Malaysia, the name Shiro is of Japanese origin and means "White".
  3. A submission from Australia says the name Shiro means "White or 8th son" and is of Japanese origin.
  4. According to a user from Philippines, the name Shiro means "Talented,special,unique,mysterious,one of a kind".
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International Interest
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Possibly from Amharic or Tigrinya ሺሮ (širo, “chickpea flour”)

  1. An East African stew whose primary ingredient is powdered chickpeas or broad bean meal.

Of Japanese origin, either (shiro, “castle”) or (shiro, “white”) (see quotation below).

  1. A mass of hyphae constituting the mycelium of certain fungi.

    shiro was also found in the following language(s): Japanese

    Notable Persons Named Shiro

    Notable Persons Named Shiro

    Shirō Ishii

    Shirō Ishii is a military person. Their military service ended in 1945.

    Shirō Sagisu

    Shirō Sagisu is a musician. Shirō was born on August 29th, 1957.

    Shiro Koshinaka

    Shiro was born on September 3rd, 1958 in Tokyo.

    Shiro Kishibe

    Shiro was born in 1949.

    Shiro Amano

    Shiro Amano is a comics creator.

    Shiro Hamaguchi

    Shiro Hamaguchi is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, arrangement, and orchestration. They were most prominent from 1994 to 1994. Shiro was born on November 19th, 1969 in Fukuoka, Japan.

    • Shiro Nakamura
      Senior Vice President
    • Shirō Toyoda
      Film Director
    • Shiro Nonaka
    • Shirō Takasu
    • Shiro Kawase
    • Shiro Ichinoseki

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiro

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiro

    Saigō Shirō

    Saigō was born on February 4th, 1866 in Aizu Wakamatsu, Japan. He died on December 22nd, 1922.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Shiro U.S.
      White 53.61% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 27.71% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 6.63% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 6.63% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Shiro

    People with the last name Shiro are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Shiro

  1. How Popular is the name Shiro? Shiro is the 27,884th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shiro was the 107,134th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Shiro have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 197 babies born with the first name Shiro in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shiro to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Shiro? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Shiro first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shiro is Tuesday, November 25th, 1879.
  5. What year had the most people named Shiro born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shiro was in 1922 with a total of 20 babies.
  6. Random Shiro Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shiro ranks 107th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 6 babies in Hawaii have the same name in 1918.
  7. Weird things about the name Shiro: The name spelled backwards is Orihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oshri. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Shiro? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 166 people with the last name Shiro.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shiro? Shiro is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  10. Shiro name meaning

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