Riko is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as:
- ri 莉 “jasmine” + ko 子 “child” (莉子);
- ri 理 “reason, logic” + ko 子 “child” (理子);
- ri 璃 “glassy; lapiz lazuli” + ko 子 “child” (璃子);
- ri 里 “village” + ko 子 “child”.
There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana りこ.
Riko could also be a variant spelling of Rico, itself the Italian short form of Ricardo meaning “brave ruler” or “strong ruler”, or the Spanish short form of Enrico meaning “home ruler”.
Origin: Japanese, Proto-Indo-European