Meaning and Origin
What does the name Taro mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from Japan says the name Taro is of Japanese origin and means "An older son or the first things".
- A submission from Canada says the name Taro means "Scared".
- According to a user from West Virginia, U.S., the name Taro is of Japanese origin and means "root".
Etymology: From the Polynesian name
- Tropical starchy tuberous root
- Herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
- Edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
Borrowing from Maori taro, in turn from Proto-Polynesian *talo.
- Colocasia esculenta, raised as a food primarily for its corm, which distantly resembles potato.
- Any of several other species with similar corms and growth habit in Colocasia, Alocasia etc.
- Food from a taro plant.
taro was also found in the following language(s): French, Hiri Motu, Italian, Maori, Portuguese, Spanish, Tahitian, Tok Pisin, and Welsh