"first son or harmonious man"

Kazuo Origin and Meaning

The name Kazuo is a boy's name of Japanese origin meaning "first son or harmonious man".

Kazuo is a boys' name well-used in Japan though not well-known in the U.S. Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. The emphasis is on the first syllable.

# 970 in the US

Kazuo Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Kazuo

  • Kazuo IshiguroJapanese,British novelist
  • Kazuo KoikeJapanese manga writer
  • Kazuo AokiJapanese government minister during the Second Sino,Japanese War, and into World War II
  • Kazuo Chiba (born 1940)aikido
  • Kazuo Harada (died 1998)anime producer, audio director, and sound effects director
  • Kazuo Hirai (平井一夫born 1964), President/CEO of Sony Computer
  • Kazuo Hashimotolate Japanese inventor of Caller ID and the telephone answering machine, including the ansafone.
  • Kazuo Hirotsu (1891–1968)Japanese novelist and literary critic active in the Showa period of Japan
  • Kazuo Ichinohe (born 1941)Japanese voice actor (stage name Shin Aomori)
  • Kazuo Inamori (born 1932)Japanese businessman
  • Kazuo Kitagawa (北側一雄born 1953), Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Japanese Cabinet of Junichiro Koizumi
  • Kazuo Komizu (born 1946)Japanese film director
  • Kazuo Kubokawa (窪川一雄1903–1943), astronomer
  • Kazuo Matsui (松井稼頭央born 1975), baseball player
  • Kazuo Misaki (born 1976)Japanese professional mixed martial arts fighter and former judoka
  • Kazuo Miyagawa (宮川一夫1908–1999), cinematographer
  • Kazuo Mizutani (水谷和夫)Chief of Staff of Japanese Imperial Guard during the close of World War II
  • Kazuo Nakanishi (1922–2003)briefly the leader of the Yamaguchi,gumi yakuza syndicate in the chaotic years of the Yama,Ichi War
  • Kazuo Ohno (1906–2010)Japanese dancer associated with Butoh
  • Kazuo Oka (born 1948)Japanese voice actor
  • Kazuo Sakamaki (酒巻和男1918–1999), first prisoner of war held by the USA in World War II
  • Kazuo Sakurada (born 1948)known as Mr. Sakurada) retired Japanese professional wrestler.
  • Kazuo Taoka (田岡一雄1913–1981), Godfather of the Yamaguchi,gumi yakuza syndicate
  • Kazuo Umezu (楳図かずおborn 1936), horror manga author
  • Kazuo Watanabe (渡辺和郎born 1955), astronomer
  • Kazuo Yamada (1912–1991)Japanese conductor

Kazuo in Pop Culture

  • Kazuo Sakuraicharacter from "Ajin: Demi,Human"
  • Kazuo Kiriyamacharacter in book/film Battle Royale
  • Kazuo Nakanocharacter in manga series Kinnikuman
  • Kazuo Sakibrother of Shredder in animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Kazuo Uzukifictional baseball player that Topps created as an April Fools' Day hoax