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Gender Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 光男, 光夫, 光雄, 光央, 三男, 三夫, 三雄, 三央, 満男, 満夫, 満雄, 満央, 三津男, 美都夫(Japanese Kanji) みつお(Japanese Hiragana) ミツオ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. MEE-TSUU-O  [key]

Meaning & History

This name combines 光 (kou, hikari,, mitsu) meaning "light, ray," 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three" or 満 (ban, man, mi.tasu, mi.chiru, mi.tsu) meaning "enough, full, fullness, satisfy" with 男 (dan, nan, o, otoko) meaning "male," 夫 (fu, fuu, bu, otto, sore, o) meaning "husband, man," 雄 (yuu, o-, osu, on) meaning "excellent, hero, leader, male, masculine, superiority" or 央 (ou, o) meaning "centre, middle."
Examples of Mitsuo with 3 kanji include 三津男 and 美都夫 with 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beautiful, beauty," 津 (shin, tsu) meaning "ferry, harbour, haven, port" and 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis."

This name was most commonly used for the most of the 20th century but nowadays, it's rarely given to boys, if given at all.
Added 7/2/2015 by anonymous
Edited 3/8/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou