Hanako (given name)
Hanako is a female Japanese given name. The name can have different meanings, one of them being 花子, meaning "flower girl."
華子 (華 is a kanji of many uses - 'splendor', 'flower', 'petal', 'shine', 'luster', 'ostentatious', 'showy'. 'ko' is the second kanji, meaning 'girl (child)').
- Hanako Tsugaru, later Hanako, Princess Hitachi of Japan
- Hanako Oshima (born 1973), Japanese musician
- Hanako Oku (born 1978), Japanese singer/songwriter
- Hisa Ōta (1868–1945), Japanese actress whose stage name was "Hanako"
- Hanako (ハナコ) or Delia Ketchum, the mother of protagonist Ash Ketchum in the Pokémon anime
- Hanako Ikezawa, a heroine with debilitating social anxiety derived from her burn scars from the visual novel Katawa Shoujo.
- Hanako Yamada, a future rival and younger sister of Taro Yamada (Senpai) in the stealth action video game Yandere Simulator
- Takeda Hiroko (2004) "The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan", ISBN 0-415-32190-5
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