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Mako

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Japanese
"sincerity"

Mako Origin and Meaning

The name Mako is a boy's name meaning "sincerity".
Though this simple, appealing name works for both genders in Japan, it's best known as the name of the princess who chose to leave the Royal Family in order to marry a commoner. As a boys' name, it can be a short form of Makato. Mako also means "shark" in Maori, and is the name of two shark species.
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Mako Popularity

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Famous People Named Mako

  • Mako IwamatsuAn Oscar and Tony nominated Japanese,American actor (often credited as just Mako)
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Mako in Pop Culture

  • MakoA character in Avatar: The Legend of Korra series, named in memory of voice actor Mako Iwamatsu who starred in the prequel series
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