Suvarna Garge (Editor)


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

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

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.


    with the given name Kyōko
  • Kyoko Aizome (恭子), an AV actress, singer, director, and writer
  • Kyoko Ariyoshi (京子), a Japanese shōjo manga artist
  • Kyoko Ayana (杏子), a Japanese AV idol
  • Kyoko Chan Cox, the daughter of Yoko Ono and jazz musician Anthony Cox
  • Kyoko Fukada (恭子), a Japanese actress, model, and singer
  • Kyoko Gardiner, a Japanese poet, artist, and theorist
  • Kyoko Hamaguchi (京子), a Japanese freestyle wrestler
  • Kyōko Hasegawa (京子), a Japanese actress
  • Kyoko Hayashi (京子), a Japanese author
  • Kyoko Hikami (恭子), a Japanese voice actress
  • Kyoko Ina (恭子), a Japanese figure skater
  • Kyoko Inoue (京子), a Japanese professional wrestler
  • Kyoko Iwasaki (恭子), a Japanese swimmer, Olympic gold medalist
  • Kyoko Izawa (京子), a Japanese politician
  • Kyōko Koizumi (今日子), a Japanese singer and actress
  • Kyōko Kishida (今日子), a Japanese actress, voice actress, and children's book writer
  • Kyōko Kagawa (京子), a Japanese actress
  • Kyoko Kano, an older sister of the Japanese celebrities Kano Sisters
  • Kyoko Kitamura, a Japanese American musician
  • Kyoko Miyagi aka Kyouko Tonguu (恭子), a Japanese voice actress
  • Kyoko Mizuki (杏子), a Japanese writer
  • Kyoko Nakayama (恭子), a Japanese politician
  • Kyoko Nishikawa (京子), a Japanese politician
  • Kyoko Takezawa (恭子), a Japanese violinist
  • Kyoko Terase (今日子), a Japanese voice actress
  • Kyoko Yamada, a Japanese voice actress
  • Kyoko Yamamoto (京子), a J-pop singer
  • Fictional characters

    with the given name Kyōko
  • Kyoko Harase (京子), a character in the 2003 J-Horror film Ju-on: The Grudge 2
  • Kyoko Himeji, a character from Girl's High (Joshikousei)
  • Kyoko Kirisaki, a fictional pyrokinetic
  • Kyoko Honda (今日子), a character in the manga and anime series Fruits Basket
  • Kyoko Minazuki (響子), a playable character in the fighting game series Rival Schools
  • Kyoko Iwase(恭子), a racing character from Initial D series.
  • Kyoko Mogami (キョーコ), the main heroine of the shōjo manga Skip Beat!
  • Kyoko Okitegami (今日子), the main character in Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku
  • Kyoko Otonashi (響子), the female protagonist of the manga and anime series Maison Ikkoku
  • Kyoko Zeppelin Soryu (キョウコ), a character in the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Kyoko Sasagawa (京子), a character in the anime series Katekyo Hitman REBORN!
  • Kyoko, a friendly home computer in the 2008 Janet Jackson album Discipline.
  • Kyoko Hoin, a character in Kodomo no Jikan
  • Kyoko Okudera, the main female protagonist in the Japanese horror movie Chakushin Ari 2
  • Kyoko, a To-Oh University student in the anime and manga series Death Note (appears volumes 3 and 4, episodes 9, 10, and 15). She is noted for her crush on the Detective L.
  • Kyoko, a young woman who comes to New York City to find a man who taught her to dance salsa, from the novel Kyoko by Ryū Murakami.
  • Kyoko, a character in Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?
  • Kyoko, a character in Yukio Mishima's Kyoko no Ie (Kyōko no Ie 鏡子の家)
  • Kyoko Sakura (佐倉 杏子), a character in Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Kyoko Toshinō, a character in Yuru Yuri
  • Kyōko Shirafuji (白藤 杏子), a female character in the manga and anime series Working!!.
  • Kyoko Kirigiri, a character in Danganronpa
  • Fiction works

  • Kyoko, a novel by Ryū Murakami
  • Kyoko or, in English, Because of You, a film inspired by Ryū Murakami's book
  • References

    Kyoko Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Kyoko (novel)
    Kyoko Ariyoshi
    Nellu (2010 film)