Yoko Name Meaning & Origin

Yoko

Pronunciation: YOH-koh (key)

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Yoko is a very common female name in Japan. It was well used from before WWII up until the 1980's when, like most names with the traditional -ko ending (meaning child), it started to fade out of fashion. Nowadays it's relatively rare for Japanese children. Yoko Ono made the name famous around the world in the 1960's.

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Like most Japanese names, Yoko can be written with many different Japanese characters, each with their own meaning. Two of the most common are YO meaning ocean + KO meaning child (Yoko Ono's name), and YO meaning sun plus KO meaning child.

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Yoko Ono, performance artist and wife of John Lennon
Yoko Kanno, composer, arranger and musician best known for her work on the soundtracks for many anime films, television series, live-action films, video games, and advertisements.

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'The Ballad of John and Yoko', a Beatles song
Yoko Littner, from the anime series Gurren Lagann
Yoko, a Japanese cat and Timothy's bestfriend in the children's show Timothy Goes To School

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