Mako Origin and Meaning

The name Mako is a girl's name meaning "sincerity".

Mako is a name used for both genders in Japan, most notably for the granddaughter of the emperor who chose to leave the Royal Family to marry a commoner. It's a simple name that translates easily to English-speaking cultures, though many will try to pronounce the first syllable with a long a. Mako also means "shark" in Maori, and is the name of two shark species.

Mako in Pop Culture

  • Mako Moricharacter in "Pacific Rim"
  • Mako Islandsetting in "Mako Mermaids