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Gender Masculine
Scripts 冬四郎, 冬史郎, 冬獅郎, 東四郎, 東史郎, 十四郎(Japanese Kanji) とうしろう(Japanese Hiragana) トウシロウ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. TO:-SHEE-ṘO:
Other Forms FormsToshiro, Toushiro, Toushirou

Meaning & History

This name combines 冬 (tou, fuyu) meaning "winter" or 東 (tou, higashi) meaning "east" with 四郎 (shirou) meaning "fourth son", from 四 (shi, yo, yo'.tsu, yo.tsu, yon) meaning "four" and 郎 (ryou, rou, otoko) meaning "son", or 史郎 (shirou), from 史 (shi) meaning "chronicle, history" and 郎.
It can also be used as 十四郎 (which can also be romanised as Jūshirō) which means "14th son", from 十 (ji', juu, ju', to, too) meaning "ten", 四 and 郎.

One bearer of this name is Tōshirō Hitsugaya (日番谷 冬獅郎), a character from manga and anime, Bleach, who is, at one point, voted the most popular character. In the case of Hitsugaya, the second kanji (獅 - shi, shishi) from his name means "lion".

This name is very rarely given to boys, if given at all.
Added 12/25/2014 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/8/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou

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