"broad, widespread"

Hiro Origin and Meaning

The name Hiro is a boy's name of Japanese origin meaning "broad, widespread".

Hiro is an apt name for a hero of the show Heroes -- and for our times. Widely used in Japan, sometimes also for girls. Hiroshi is a long form.

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Famous People Named Hiro

  • Hiro MashimaJapanese manga artist
  • Hiro Mizushima (born Saito Tomohiro)Japanese actor
  • Hiro ShimonoJapanese voice actor

Hiro in Pop Culture

  • Hiro Nakamuracharacter on TV's "Heroes"
  • Hirocharacter in manga "Soul Eater"
  • Hiro Protagonistmain character in Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash"
  • Hiro Hamada / Hiro Takachihocharacter in comic/film "Big Hero 6"
  • Hiro Hiyorimimain character in manga "Princess Resurrection"
  • Hiro Grangera character in the Beyblade series
  • Hiro Sohmaa character in the "Fruits Basket" anime and manga series
  • Hiroshi Noharacharacter in the "Crayon Shin,Chan" series
  • Hirocharacter from the "Hidamari Sketch" comic strip
  • Hiromain character in "Lunar: Eternal Blue" video game
  • Hirocharacter in "Ginga Densetsu Weed" series
  • Hiro Sakuraicharacter in manga "Miki Falls"
  • Hiroa Japanese steam engine character from the Thomas and Friends special "Hero of the Rails"
  • Hiro Fusecharacter in Scott Westerfeld's "Uglies" series
  • Hiro the Mini Ninjaplayer character in "Mini Ninjas" video game