Female, Japanese, M names, Night/Evening, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Miyako

Miyako is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as:

  • mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” + ya 夜 “night; evening” + ko 子 “child” (美夜子);
  • miyako 都 “capital; city”
  • miyako 京 “capital”;
  • mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” + ya 也 “to be” + 子 “child” (美也子);
  • mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” + ya 弥 “all the more; increasingly” + ko  “child” (美弥子);
  • miya 宮 “shrine; palace” + ko 子 “child” (宮子);
  • miyako 都 “capital; city” + ko 古 “old” (都古);

There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Miyako is also a Japanese surname often written with the kanji 京 (capital) and 都 (capital; city), as well as the name of several places in Japan. Written in hiragana it’s みやこ.

Origin: Japanese

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