Kazuo
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"Kazu" can mean peaceful/calm or "one" or "joyous (celebration)". See comments on "Katsuo" for meanings of "o".
-- abbasdaughter  12/26/2005
A famous British novelist who wrote 'The Remains of the Day' is Kazuo Ishiguro.
He was actually born in Japan, but went to Britain at very young age.
-- pocho-mole  4/14/2006
Kazuo Kiriyama is a major character in Koushun Takami's novel Battle Royale, as well as the manga and film of the same name. Another character, Sho Tsukioka, comments on how plain-sounding Kazuo's name is.
-- Miss Natla  8/9/2006
Other kanji combinations used for Kazuo:
一雄, 一夫, 一央, 一朗, 一生, 一穂, 一郎, 一勇, 一大
和男, 和雄, 和勇, 和大, 和央, 和朗, 和郎, 和生, 和穂
万夫, 万雄, 万男
千雄, 千男, 千夫
員男, 員生, 員夫, 員大, 員雄
寿夫, 寿男, 寿郎, 寿雄, 寿朗

For 一朗 & 一郎 - more often written as Ichirō and/or Kazurō
For 和朗, 和郎, 寿郎 & 寿朗 - can also be written as Kazurō
For 一生 - can also be written as Issei
For 一穂 - more often used as a girl's name and more often written as Kazuho, Itsuho, Ichiho etc.
For 和穂 - more often used as a girl's name and more often written as Kazuho
For 千雄, 千男 & 千夫 - all of these combos can also be written as Yukio
For 一勇 & 和勇 - can also be written as Kazushige
For 一大, 和大 & 員大 - can also be written as Kazuhiro
For 寿夫, 寿男 & 寿雄 - can also be written as Toshio, Nagao or Hisao
For 寿郎 & 寿朗 - can also be written Toshio, Hisao or Toshirō.
-- m4yb3_daijirou  2/16/2015
Other bearers of this name, aside from Kazuo Ishiguro and Kazuo Kiriyama, include:
Kazuo Hasegawa (長谷川 一夫) - film actor, born in 1908 & died in 1984
Kazuo Hirai (平井 一夫) - president/CEO of Sony Computer, born in 1964
Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫) - manga artist, born in 1936
Kazuo Matsui (松井 稼頭央) - baseball player, born in 1975
Kazuo Miyagawa (宮川 一夫) - cinematographer, born in 1908 & died in 1999
Kazuo Ōno (大野 一雄) - Butoh dancer, born in 1906 & died in 2010.
-- m4yb3_daijirou  2/16/2015

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