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Emperor Akihito and empress Michiko of japan.jpg
Empress Michiko (right), and her husband Emperor Akihito
Gender Female
Language(s) Japanese
Meaning Different meanings depending on the kanji used
Region of origin Japan
Other names
Related names Michiyo

Michiko is a Japanese given name, used for females. Although written romanized the same way, the Japanese language written forms (kanji, katakana, hiragana) can be different. Common forms include:

  • 美智子 — "beautiful wise child"
  • 美千子 — "child of a thousand beauties"
  • 見知子 — "child of recognition"
  • 道子 — "child of the way"
  • 路子 — "child of the road"
  • 倫子 — "child of morals"
  • 皆子 — "child of all"
  • 通子 — "child of passage"

Phonetic spellings (no particular meaning):


Fictional characters[edit]

  • Michiko Malandro (ミチコ・マランドロ), protagonist of the anime series Michiko to Hatchin
  • Michiko Kaioh, a character featured in the manga/anime series Sailor Moon