Kyoko

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This article is about people with the given name Kyoko. For other uses, see Kyoko (disambiguation).
Kyoko
Pronunciation /kjoːko/
Gender Female
Origin
Word/Name Japanese
Meaning Multiple meanings depending on the kanji used
Region of origin Japan
Other names
Related names Kiyoko
[1]

Kyōko or Kyoko or Kyouko (きょうこ, キョーコ?) is a very common feminine Japanese given name. Not to be confused with Kiyoko.

Possible Writings[edit]

The final syllable "ko" is typically written with the kanji character for child, 子. It is a common suffix to female names in Japan. The first syllable "Kyō" can be written several different ways, with different meanings.

  • 恭, "respectful,"
  • 京, "of the city or of the capital,"
  • 今日, "of today,"
  • 杏, "apricot,"
  • 鏡, "mirror,"
  • 響, "echo, can also mean influential,"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

Real People[edit]

with the given name Kyōko

Fictional characters[edit]

with the given name Kyōko

Fiction works[edit]

  • Kyoko, a novel by Ryū Murakami.
  • Kyoko or, in English, Because of You, a film inspired by Ryū Murakami's book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kyoko - Meaning and origin of the name Kyoko