[ 3 syll. yos-hio, yo-sh-io ] The baby boy name Yoshio is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is YOW-SHiy-ow- †. Yoshio's origin, as well as its use, is in the Japanese language. The name's meaning is courageous individual.
Yoshio is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1917, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Yoshio. It ranked at #822 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. Out of all boy names in its group, Yoshio was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018. Yoshio has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Yoshio include Yaasai (Hebrew), Yasuji (Japanese), Yasuo (Japanese), Yasushi (Japanese), Yasuzo (Japanese), Yeghia (Armenian), Yesha'ya (Hebrew), Yeshaia (Hebrew), Yeshaiah (English), Yeshaya, Yeshua (Hebrew and Yiddish), Yishai (Hebrew), Yogee, Yogi (English), Yoshiki (Japanese), Yoshiya (Hebrew), Yoshua (English), Yosuke (Japanese), Yukiko (Japanese), and Yukio (Japanese).
† English pronunciation for Yoshio: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"