Sho name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sho

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  1. According to a user from India, the name Sho is of Japanese origin and means "Place".
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From Japanese 笙 (shō).

  1. A Japanese free reed musical instrument similar to the sheng.

Of modern scholarly coinage.

  1. A letter of the Greek alphabet used to write the Bactrian language: uppercase Ϸ, lowercase ϸ.

    sho was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Japanese, Middle English, Navajo, Swazi, and Zulu

    Notable Persons Named Sho

    Notable Persons Named Sho

    Sho Kosugi

    Sho Kosugi is an actor, martial artist, and martial arts. His career lasted from 1974 to 2010. Sho was given the name 小杉 正一 on June 17th, 1948 in Minato, Tokyo.

    Sho Sakurai

    Sho Sakurai is a pop music and hip hop music singing, rapping, actor, news presenter, master of ceremonies, and radio personality. He plays Piano and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Sho was born on January 25th, 1982.

    Sho Yano

    Sho Yano is a physician. He has been prominent since 1993. Sho was given the name Yano Shō in 1990 in Portland, Oregon.

    Shō Tai

    They were most active from 8 to 8. Shō was born as the child of Shō Iku on August 3rd, 1843. They passed away on August 11th, 1901.

    Shō Hayami

    Shō Hayami is a voice actor, singer, and voice acting in japan. They were most prominent from 1982 to present. Shō was given the name Yasushi Ōhama on August 2nd, 1958 in Takasago, Hyōgo, Japan.

    Sho Baraka

    Sho Baraka is a christian hip hop and political hip hop rapper, songwriter, director, and rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Sho was given the name Amisho Baraka Lewis on January 10th, 1979. Sho is also known as Amisho Baraka Lewis.

    • Sho Tanaka
    • Sho Nakata
      Baseball Player
    • Sho Sasaki
    • Shō Shin
    • Shō Nei
    • Shō Ten
    • Shō Iku
    • Shō En
    • Sho Ito
      Soccer Player
    • Shō Kō
    • Shō Gen
    • Sho Shoken
    • Sho Dozono
    • Shō Boku

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sho

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sho

    Hakuhō Shō

    Hakuhō Shō is a sumo wrestler. Hakuhō was born on March 11th, 1985 in Ulaanbaatar.

    Hiroshi Shō

    Hiroshi was born in 1918. They died in 1996.

    Mayumi Shō

    Mayumi Shō is a voice acting in japan and voice actress. They have been prominent since 1984. Mayumi was born in Tokyo, Japan.

    Hiroko Sho

    Hiroko was born in 1970 in Chiba Prefecture.

    Mamoru Shō

    Mamoru was born in 1950 in Tokyo.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sho U.S.
      White 16.57% 64.26%
      African American 2.86% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 76.57% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.86% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sho

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Sho

  1. How Popular is the name Sho? Sho is the 18,795th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sho was the 102,688th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Sho have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 414 babies born with the first name Sho in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sho 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 Sho? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  4. When was Sho first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sho is Thursday, October 13th, 1870.
  5. What year had the most people named Sho born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sho was in 1990 with a total of 20 babies.
  6. Random Sho Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sho is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name in 2014.
  7. Weird things about the name Sho: The name spelled backwards is Ohs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Soh. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Sho? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 175 people with the last name Sho.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sho? Sho is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  10. Sho name meaning

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