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Gender: Male Meaning of Hiro: "broad, widespread" Origin of Hiro: Japanese

The name Hiro is a boy's name of Japanese origin meaning "broad, widespread". Hiro and is often added to lists like TV Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

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 Mashima, Japanese manga artist
Hiro Mizushima (born Saito Tomohiro), Japanese actor
Hiro Shimono, Japanese voice actor

Pop Culture References for the name Hiro

Hiro Nakamura, character on TV's "Heroes"
Hiro, character in manga "Soul Eater"
Hiro Protagonist, main character in Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash"
Hiro Hamada / Hiro Takachiho, character in comic/film "Big Hero 6"
Hiro Hiyorimi, main character in manga "Princess Resurrection"
Hiro Granger, a character in the Beyblade series
Hiro Sohma, a character in the "Fruits Basket" anime and manga series
Hiroshi Nohara, character in the "Crayon Shin-Chan" series
Hiro, character from the "Hidamari Sketch" comic strip
Hiro, main character in "Lunar: Eternal Blue" video game
Hiro, character in "Ginga Densetsu Weed" series
Hiro Sakurai, character in manga "Miki Falls"
Hiro, a Japanese steam engine character from the Thomas and Friends special "Hero of the Rails"
Hiro Fuse, character in Scott Westerfeld's "Uglies" series
Hiro the Mini Ninja, player character in "Mini Ninjas" video game