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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shiro

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

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

Notable Persons Named Shiro

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


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


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


Shiro was born in 1949.


Shiro Amano is a comics creator.


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.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shiro

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


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Popularity of Shiro as a last name

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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

  • How Popular is the name Shiro? Shiro is the 27,403rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Shiro was the 107,134th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shiro have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 192 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Random Shiro Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shiro ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 7 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Shiro: Your name in reverse order is Orihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hosir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shiro? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 166 people with the last name Shiro.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shiro? Shiro is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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