Usage: Kotaro is not a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Kotaro appear to be originating from all over the world.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 8.
The name Kotaro is ranked on the 20,690th position of the most used names. It means that this name is rarely used.
We estimate that there are at least 4800 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Kotaro has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
We do not have enough data to display the number of people who were given the name Kotaro for each year.
History and Origin
Kotaro, Kōtarō or Kotarō (written: 小太郎, 孝太郎, 鼓太郎, 康太郎, 光太郎, 功太郎, 浩太朗, 浩太郎, 耕太郎, 幸太郎, 晃太郎, 興太郎 or コータロー in katakana) is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
- Kotaro Azuse (東瀬 耕太郎) (born 1967), Japanese baseball player
- Fūma Kotarō (風魔 小太郎) (died 1603), Japanese ninja
- Kotaro Honda (本多 光太郎) (1870 1954), Japanese scientist and inventor
- Kōtarō Iizawa (飯沢 耕太郎) (born 1954), Japanese photography critic and writer
- Kōtarō Isaka (伊坂 幸太郎) (born 1971), Japanese writer
- Kotaro Koizumi (小泉 孝太郎) (born 1978), Japanese actor
- Kotaro Nagasaki (長崎 幸太郎) (born 1968), Japanese politician
- Kōtarō Nakagawa (中川 幸太郎) (born 1969), Japanese composer and music arranger
- Kōtarō Nakamura (中村 孝太郎) (1881–1947), Japanese general
- Kotaro Nakao (中尾 幸太郎) (born 1969), Japanese footballer and manager
- Kotaro Omori (大森 晃太郎) (born 1992), Japanese footballer
- Kotaro Oshio (押尾 コータロー) (born 1968), Japanese guitarist
- Kotaro Sakurai (桜井 孝太郎) (born 1994), Japanese racing driver
- Kōtarō Satomi (里見 浩太朗) (born 1936), Japanese actor
- Kotaro Shimomura (下村 孝太郎) (1861–1937), Japanese chemical engineer
- Kotaro Suzuki (鈴木 鼓太郎) (born 1978), Japanese professional wrestler
- Kotaro Suzumura (鈴村 興太郎) (born 1944), Japanese economist and academic
- Kōtarō Takamura (高村 光太郎) (1883–1956), Japanese poet and sculptor
- Kotaro Tamura (田村 耕太郎) (born 1963), Japanese politician
- Kōtarō Tanaka (judge) (田中 耕太郎) (1890–1974), Japanese jurist and politician
- Kōtarō Tanaka (photographer) (田中 幸太郎) (1901–1995), Japanese photographer
- Kotaro Umeji, Japanese graphic designer
- Kotaro Yamazaki (山崎 光太郎) (born 1978), Japanese footballer
- Kotaro Yanagi (柳 浩太郎) (born 1985), Japanese actor
- Kōtarō Yoshida (吉田 幸太郎) (1883–1966), Japanese jujutsuka
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