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Shino 1
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts 篠, 志乃, 詩乃, 紫乃, 史乃, 信乃, 志野, 詩野, 紫野, 史野, 信野(Japanese Kanji) 志の, し乃, し之(Kanji/Hiragana) しの(Japanese Hiragana) シノ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. SHEE-NO(Japanese)  [key]

Meaning & History

This name can be used as one kanji, 篠 (shou, zou, sasa, shino, suzu) meaning "bamboo grass," or it can be a combination of 志 (shi, kokorozashi,, shiringu) meaning "aspire, hopes, intention, motive, plan, resolve, shilling," 詩 (shi, uta) meaning "poem, poetry," 紫 (shi, murasaki) meaning "purple, violet," 史 (shi) meaning "chronicle, history" or 信 (shin, shi) meaning "faith, fidelity, trust, truth" and 乃 (ai, dai, nai, no, sunawa.chi, nanji, no) meaning "accordingly, from, possessive particle, wherefore" or 野 (sho, ya, no, no-) meaning "civilian life, field, plains, rustic."

As a word (篠), it refers to thin-culmed dwarf bamboo or a strand of loose fibers.

In the Edo period (1603-1868), it was, at first, uncommon, but from the middle and latter part of that period, it became a slightly common feminine name before becoming uncommon to very uncommon again in the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taishō (1912-1926) periods. Today, it's still being used for girls, albeit with a bit more variety in kanji choices, and despite the name being given to a male character in Naruto, in reality, it's very rarely used on a boy.
Added 5/20/2008 by anonymous
Edited 3/8/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou

Shino 2
Gender Masculine
Usage Pashto
Scripts شینو(Pashto)

Meaning & History

From the Pashto word shīn meaning "cyan (a kind of green/blue)", refering to a child with cyan-coloured eyes, a distinguishing feature of the ancient nomads of Central Asia (incl. the Scythians, Tocharians, Huns, Ashina etc.).
Added 11/2/2016 by pal192
Edited 11/28/2021 by Felie