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Miko is a European name with origins in Slovakia. It is a full name, often being confused with the nickname Miko, from Mikolaj. It is used all over Europe, commonly in places like Croatia, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The name Miko is a variant of the name Michael, which has Hebrew origins. Variants of the name Miko include Mikko,and Mikow. The most famous use of the name Miko is that of the Croatian politician Miko Tripalo.
The given name Miko is a relatively rare[according to whom?] name, almost non-existent in Britain and America. However, Miko is a very common last name in several English speaking countries. Miko can also be used as a nickname for the name Michael.
Miko is also a Japanese name, short for Mikoto.