First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hiro

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Canada says the name Hiro is of Japanese origin and means "Hero".
  • According to a user from Oregon, United States, the name Hiro means "A heart of gold".
  • According to a user from Taiwan, the name Hiro is of Japanese origin and means "abundant""generous, tolerant""prosperous.".
  • A submission from West Virginia, United States says the name Hiro means "Hero" and is of Japanese origin.

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International Interest

From Proto-Germanic *hezōz (“her”, genitive), *hezōi (“her”, dative).

Notable Persons Named Hiro

Hirō Onoda is an entrepreneurship.


Hiro Mashima is a mangaka and manga artist. He has been prominent since 1998. Hiro was born on May 3rd, 1977 in Nagano, Japan.


Hiro Yamamoto is a heavy metal music, grunge, and alternative metal musician. He was most active from 1984 to 2006. Hiro was born Hiro Yamamoto on April 13th, 1961.



Hiro Shimono is a voice acting and voice actor. Hiro was born on April 21st, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Hiro

Dilip Hiro is an author and journalist & commentator. Dilip was born in Larkana, Pakistan.


Hiro is a pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. Her career lasted from 1996 to 2000. Hiro was given the name Hiroko Shimabukuro on April 7th, 1984 in Okinawa, Japan.


Norie was born on July 26th, 1965.


Kotoryū was born on March 2nd, 1972 in Hyōgo, Japan.


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International Interest for Hiro

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Hiro as a first name

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Popularity of Hiro as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Hiro

  • How Popular is the name Hiro? Hiro is the 17,014th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hiro have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 464 babies born with the first name Hiro in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hiro to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hiro? 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.
  • When was Hiro first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hiro is Wednesday, January 24th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Hiro born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hiro was in 2016 with a total of 77 babies.
  • Random Hiro Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hiro is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Hiro: Your name in reverse order is Orih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iorh. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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