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This article is about the Japanese given name. For the indie rock band, see Shinobu (band). For other uses, see Shinobi.


Shinobu (しのぶ?) is a Japanese verb meaning "recall" (偲ぶ?) or "stealth / endure" (忍ぶ?). It is a Japanese given name used by either sex. Shinobu is also the dictionary form of shinobi which can be combined with mono (者) to make shinobi no mono (忍びの者), an alternative name of ninja.

Possible writings

Shinobu can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

  • 忍ぶ, "stealth / endure"
  • 偲ぶ, "recall / remember"
  • 慕ぶ, "recall / remember"
as a given name
  • 忍, "stealth / endure"
  • 清信, "purify, belief"
  • 志信, "intention, belief"
as a male given name
  • 信夫, "belief, man"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

Real people

with the given name Shinobu

Fictional characters

with the given name Shinobu
  • Shinobu Jacobs (シノブ), a character in the video game No More Heroes
  • Shinobu Handa, a character in the anime and manga series Shoujo Sect
  • Shinobu Ijūin (忍), a character in the manga and anime series Haikara-san ga Tōru
  • Shinobu Kagurazaka (忍), a character in the manga and anime series Tenjho Tenge
  • Shinobu Maehara (しのぶ), a character in the manga and anime series Love Hina
  • Shinobu Miyake (しのぶ), a character in the manga and anime series Urusei Yatsura
  • Shinobu Morita (忍), a character in the manga, anime, and TV drama series Honey and Clover
  • Shinobu Oshino (忍), a character in the light novel and anime Bakemonogatari
  • Shinobu Sensui (忍), a character from the anime and manga series YuYu Hakusho
  • Shinobu, a ninja trainee in "2x2 Shinobuden", aka "Ninja Nonsense"
  • Shinobu Takeda,a fictional character that appears in the comic book series W.I.T.C.H

Other uses

  • Shinobu, an American indie rock band

See also

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