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Pronunciation kyoko
Gender Female
Word/name Japanese
Meaning Multiple meanings depending on the kanji used. Most usual meaning is 'Girl of Kyoto.' Kyoto is a city in Japan
Region of origin Japan
Other names
Related names Kiyoko

Kyōko or Kyoko or Kyouko (きょうこ, キョウコ, 京子) 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.


Fictional characters[edit]

Fiction works[edit]

  • Kyoko, a novel by Ryū Murakami
  • Kyoko or, in English, Because of You, a film inspired by Ryū Murakami's book[citation needed]