Scripts 晋三, 伸三, 新蔵 (kanji), しんぞう (hiragana), シンゾウ (katakana)
Other Forms FormsShinzo, Shinzou
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Meaning & History
From the Japanese kanji 晋 (shin) meaning "to proceed" or 伸 (shin) meaning "lengthen" combined with 三 (zō) meaning "three". It can also derive from 新 (shin) meaning "new; change" combined with 蔵 (zō) meaning "possession; ownership".A famous bearer is Shinzō Abe (1954-), Prime Minister of Japan since 2012 and in 2006-07.Other kanji combinations are possible.