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Japanese short form of honbasho

  1. (sumo) a sumo tournament of any kind

basho was also found in the following language(s): Japanese and Ladino

Notable Persons With the Last Name Basho

Matsuo Bashō was a writer. Matsuo was given the name Matsuo Kinsaku in Near Ueno, Iga Province. They left this life on November 28th, 1694.


Robbie Basho was a musician. He was most prominent from 1965 to 1986. Robbie was given the name Daniel R. Robinson Jr. on August 30th, 1940. He left this life on February 28th, 1986.


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Fun Facts about the name Basho

  • How unique is the name Basho? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Basho was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Basho: Your name in reverse order is Ohsab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ohsab. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Basho born Mar 9, 1926

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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