Scripts 輝雄, 輝男, 輝夫, 昭雄, 昭男, 昭夫, 照雄, 照男, 照夫, 光雄, 光男, 光夫, 瑛雄, 瑛男, 瑛夫, てるお (hiragana), テルオ (katakana)
Pronounced Pron. te-ṙuu-o
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 7/2/2015
This name combines 輝 (ki, kagaya.ku, teru) meaning "gleam, radiance, shine, sparkle, twinkle," 昭 (shou, teru) meaning "bright, shining," 照 (shou, te.rasu, te.ru, te.reru) meaning "bashful, compare, illuminate, shine," 光 (kou, hikari, hika.ru, teru) meaning "light, ray" or 瑛 (ei, teru) meaning "sparkle of jewelry, crystal" with 雄 (yuu, o-, osu, on) meaning "excellent, hero, leader, male, masculine, superiority," 男 (dan, nan, o, otoko) meaning "male" or 夫 (fu, fuu, bu, otto, sore, o) meaning "husband, man."One bearer of this name was film director Teruo Ishii (石井 輝男) (1924-2005).This name was most commonly used for most of the 20th century, but nowadays, it's rarely given to boys, if given at all.Teruo is also used as a surname.