Female Origin Word/name
Depends on the kanji used Region of origin
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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 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" 硅子 — "silicon 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 Abe, 安倍 圭子 a Japanese composer and percussionist
Keiko Agena, an American actress
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 Fukuda, judoka
Keiko Han (潘 恵子), a Japanese voice actress and western astrologer
Keiko Hasegawa (, Japanese speed skater 長谷川 恵子, born 1955)
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 Kubota (窪田啓子), a Japanese singer and a member of the J-pop groups FictionJunction and Kalafina
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 Nobumoto, (信本敬中) 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 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
Fictional characters [ edit ]
Keiko Arahida, a recurring character played by Yūko Takeuchi in the 2009 TV series FlashForward Keiko Hasegawa, a main character in the webcomic
Okashina Okashi – Strange Candy Keiko Katou, a character from
Keiko O'Brien, a character from and Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Keiko Onuki or Keiko Inoue, a character in the novel and film Battle Royale Keiko Makino, a character from the manga
. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
Keiko Yukimura, a character from the manga series YuYu Hakusho
Keiko Nekton, a character from the graphic novel and the following TV series The Deep: Here Be Dragons The Deep.
Keiko Tanaka a character from What's New Scooby Doo, episode Big Appetite in Little Tokyo Keiko Ayano (Silica), a character in Sword Art Online
Animals [ edit ]
Keiko (orca), the orca, or killer whale, which performed in the film Free Willy
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]