Scripts 金太郎, 欣太郎, 欽太郎, 錦太郎, 琴太郎(Japanese Kanji) きんたろう(Japanese Hiragana) キンタロウ(Japanese Katakana)
Other Forms FormsKintaro, Kintaroh, Kintarou
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Meaning & History
This name combines 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold", 欣 (kin, gon, kon, yoroko.bu, yoroko.bi) meaning "take pleasure in, rejoice", 欽 (kin, kon, tsutsushi.mu) meaning "respect, revere, long for", 錦 (kin, nishiki) meaning "brocade, fine dress, honors" or 琴 (kin, koto) meaning "harp, koto" with 太郎 (tarou) meaning "eldest son" (from 太 (ta, tai, futo.i, futo.ru) meaning "big around, plump, thick" and 郎 (ryou, rou, otoko) meaning "son.")One fictional bearer of this name is folk hero Kintarō (金太郎), a child of superhuman strength.This name was most commonly used from the Edo Period (1603-1868) to the first half of the 20th century but nowadays, it's rarely given to boys, if given at all.