Depends on the
Region of origin
Keiko is a feminine Japanese given name.
Possible meanings [ edit ]
As with many Japanese names, Keiko can be written using a number of different
kanji. Some of the most common ways of writing Keiko (and the most representative meanings of the respective kanji) are:
恵子 — "lucky/blessed child"
敬子 — "respectful child"
景子 — "sunlight/view/scenic child"
桂子 — "katsura tree child"
圭子 — "square jewel child"
慶子 — "happy child"
啓子 — "open (one's eyes)/express/spring (season) child"
ko ( 子) implies the name is female and the name is almost never given to males. Much less commonly, Keiko can also be written as 螢子, 輕子, or 軽子.
Notable people [ edit ]
Keiko Agena, an American actress
Keiko Arimoto (1960-1988?) - Japanese student was kidnaped to North Korea
Keiko Chiba (千葉 景子), a politician and former justice minister of Japan
Keiko Fukuda (福田 敬子, 1913-2013), a Japanese-born American martial artist
Keiko Fuji (藤 圭子, 1951-2013), a Japanese enka singer, actress, and mother of Hikaru Utada
Keiko Fujimori (藤森 恵子), a Peruvian congresswoman and former first lady
Keiko Han (潘 恵子), a Japanese voice actress and western astrologer
Mazie Keiko Hirono (広野 慶子), an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Hawaii
Keiko Ihara (井原 慶子), a Japanese race car driver
Keiko Kitagawa (北川 景子), a Japanese model/actress
Keiko Masuda (増田恵子), member of the J-pop duo Pink Lady
Keiko Matsui (松居慶子), an internationally renowned Japanese pianist/composer
Keiko Miura (三浦恵子), a Japanese field hockey athlete
Keiko Nakazawa (中沢慶子), a Japanese former adult video and pink film actress
Keiko Nobumoto, (信本敬子) a Japanese screenwriter the creator of Wolf's Rain
Keiko Takemiya (竹宮 惠子), a Japanese manga artist
Keiko Takeshita (竹下景子), a Japanese actress
Keiko Toda (戸田 恵子), a Japanese actress
Keiko "Kat" Tadaki (松居慶子), a New Zealand-based professional makeup artist.
Keiko Utoku (宇徳敬子), a Japanese singer/songwriter
Keiko Yamada (山田 桂子), a Japanese singer and lead vocalist of the J-pop band Globe
Keiko Yamada (manga artist) (山田 圭子), a Japanese manga artist
Keiko Kubota (窪田啓子), a Japanese singer
Keikō (景行), with a long "o," is the name given to Emperor Keikō posthumously.
Fictional characters [ edit ]
Animals [ edit ]
Keiko (orca), the orca, or killer whale, which performed in the film Free Willy
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Kei - Meaning and origin of the name Kei