Keiko (given name)

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MeaningDepends on the kanji used
Region of originJapan
Other names
Related namesKei

Keiko is a feminine Japanese given name. Keikō (景行), with a long "o", is the name posthumously given to Emperor Keikō.

Possible meanings[edit]

As with many Japanese names, Keiko can be written using a number of different kanji. Some of the most common ways[citation needed] of writing Keiko (and the most representative meanings of the respective kanji) are:

  • 子 — "lucky child"
  • 子 — "respectful child"
  • 子 — "sunlight/view/scenic child"
  • 子 — "katsura tree child"
  • 子 — "blessed child"
  • 子 — "happy child"
  • 子 — "open (one's eyes)/express/spring (season) child"
  • 子 — "silicon child"

The suffix ko () implies the name is female and the name is almost never given to males. Much less commonly, Keiko can also be written as 子, 子, or 子.

People with the name[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]


  • Keiko (orca), the orca, or killer whale, who performed in the film Free Willy

See also[edit]