Yoko (name)

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Yoko
Gender Female
Language(s) Japanese
Origin
Meaning See text
Region of origin Japan
Other names
Variant form(s) See text
Related names Yōko, Yōkō
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Yoko and Yōko (ヨウコ, ようこ?) are Japanese feminine given names. Yōko is sometimes transliterated as Yohko.

The name Yoko is almost always written with the kanji (ko), meaning "child". The syllable ko is not generally found at the end of masculine names.

The masculine name Yōkō, as in the given name of pro boxer Yoko Gushiken (具志堅 用高?), is transliterated similarly, but in Japanese it is written and pronounced differently.

In Japanese, Yoko and Yōko have numerous orthographical variations. Some of the meanings of the kanji used to write it are:

  • 瑛子, "crystal, sparkle of jewelry, child"
  • 陽子, "sunshine, child", "sunny, child"
  • 洋子, "ocean, child"
  • 遥子, "long ago, child"
  • 楊子, "willow, child"
  • 瑶子, "beautiful, child"
  • 謡子, "noh (Japanese word for skill or talent), child"
  • 八子, "eight, child"
  • 羊子, "sheep, child"
  • 要子, "vital, need, child"
  • 暢子, "free, child"
  • 容子, "glorious, child"
  • 妖子, "bewitch, child"
  • 葉子, "leaf, child"
  • 曜子, "weekday, child"

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