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It could also mean heart.
seishou  3/23/2007
Shinn Asuka is the main character in the anime Gundam Seed Destiny.
seishou  3/23/2007
Isn't this also a Korean last name?
JungKyungSoon  6/1/2007
Name of the main character in an Adult Swim show: Shin-Chan (also know as Crayon Shin-Chan).
Evil  8/8/2007
SHIN also means pure as well. You can also read this character as "Makoto" as single character. (Kun-Yomi reading) In Japan we can create names by adding the different character, so you can also add your favorite character before or after SHIN. SHIN is On-Yomi reading for this character which normally used for combined words. In that way, SHIN is unusual as itself and sounds modern. As On-Yomi, you can also read as "Ma" "Mana" "Masa" "Tada". You can make up name like "Masato" if you add the character "person" after.
lehua  10/24/2007
Doesn't it also mean new? It's what my friend told me.
snowolb  4/8/2008
I love this name. It's very strong sounding, though in English, it will always be associated with your shin.
slyboots  11/15/2009
Shin is a character (although female) in the web original story, "Sailor Nothing".
CanadianChibi  5/18/2010
Pronounced "sheen".
slyboots  1/9/2011
Back in the Edo period, Shin was initially used as girl's name but after that, it became more of a unisex name in the Meiji period and then a mainly masculine name in the Taishō period. Based on some research that I've done (gathering names from passenger lists and US census data), Shin was uncommon for girls in the late Edo period and the Meiji & Taishō periods. Most of the girls named Shin had their names written in kana.

This goes back to the fact that 2 syllable names were preferred at the time, more so before the Meiji period. Towards the 2nd half of the Meiji period and the Taishō period, those types of names were quickly shunted out in popularity by names ending in *ko.
m4yb3_daijirou  6/28/2015
In Naruto Shippuden, the character Sai's older brother was named this. He didn't really appear, due to dying before the series started, but he has a few lines in one of the episodes.
MickyTheMouse02  7/3/2016
Shin Nakagomi is a retired Japanese professional baseball player and the former manager of Brother Elephants.
cutenose  2/22/2017
Shin Koyamada is an American actor, producer, philanthropist, entrepreneur and martial artist. Koyamada is well known for co-starring as “Nobutada” opposite Tom Cruise in the Warner Bros. Action epic war film The Last Samurai, with a worldwide box office of $456 million as well as starring in the action-adventure Disney Channel Original Movie Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior. Koyamada has starred in the many other movies and television, including The Yokai King, Heart of the Dragon, Ai No Shizuku, Good Soil, and Wine Road of the Samurai. In 2005, Koyamada founded Shinca Entertainment, an American production company that has produced numerous entertainment related projects in the US.
lilolaf  3/31/2017
Shin Kanazawa is a Japanese football player currently playing for Omiya Ardija. Updated to 23 February 2016.
lilolaf  3/31/2017
This is an awesome, strong name.
Joanah Johnson  6/19/2017
Shin Fujiyama is a Japanese-American philanthropist who co-founded Students Helping Honduras. He graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Pre-medicine. He and his sister, Cosmo Fujiyama, incorporated Students Helping Honduras in 2007 after visiting Honduras on a service learning trip for the first time. Shin speaks four languages fluently: Japanese, English, Spanish and Portuguese.
cutenose  6/30/2017

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