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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yoshiko

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  1. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Yoshiko is of Japanese origin and means "Fragrant, good, noble child".
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Borrowed from Japanese 美子, 芳子 (よしこ, Yoshiko, literally “good, excellent child”).

  1. A female given name from Japanese

Yoshiko was also found in the following language(s): French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Yoshiko

Notable Persons Named Yoshiko

Yoshiko Kawashima

Yoshiko Kawashima is a military person.

Yoshiko Yamaguchi

Yoshiko Yamaguchi is a popular music musician. She holds the title The Evening Primrose/Tuberose". She was most prominent from 1938 to 1958. Yoshiko is also known as Yoshiko Ōtaka (大鷹 淑子), Pan Shuhua (潘淑華), and Shirley Yamaguchi.

Yoshiko Uchida

Yoshiko Uchida was a fiction, folktales, nonfiction, autobiography, children's literature, and folklore writer. Yoshiko was born on November 24th, 1921 in Alameda, California United States. She died on June 21st, 1992.

Yoshiko Sakakibara

Yoshiko Sakakibara is a voice acting in japan and voice actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Yoshiko was born on May 31st, 1956 in Chiba, Japan.

Yoshiko Tanaka

Yoshiko Tanaka was an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 2011. Yoshiko was born on April 8th, 1956 in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan. She passed away on April 21st, 2011.

Miina Tominaga

Miina Tominaga is a voice acting, tarento, and voice actress. She was most active from 1975 to present. Miina was given the name Yoshiko Masumoto on April 3rd, 1966 in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan.

  • Yoshiko Tamura
  • Yoshiko Kuga
  • Yoshiko Okada
    Film Actress
  • Yoshiko Shimada
  • Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
  • Yoshiko Takamatsu

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yoshiko

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yoshiko

Lady Yoshiko

Lady was born as the child of Nakayama Tadayasu on January 16th, 1836. She passed away on October 5th, 1907.

Princess Yoshiko

They were most prominent from 1780 to 1817. Princess was born as the child of Emperor Go-Momozono on March 11th, 1779. They breathed their last breath on August 11th, 1846.

Yuasa Yoshiko

Yuasa was born on December 7th, 1896 in Kyoto, Japan. She passed away on October 24th, 1990.


Fun Facts about the name Yoshiko

  • How Popular is the name Yoshiko? Yoshiko is the 9,081st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yoshiko have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,330 babies born with the first name Yoshiko in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yoshiko to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yoshiko? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1906 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Yoshiko first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yoshiko is Thursday, May 17th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Yoshiko born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yoshiko was in 1921 with a total of 85 babies.
  • Random Yoshiko Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yoshiko ranks 13th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 9 babies in Hawaii have the same name in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Yoshiko: The name spelled backwards is Okihsoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ksyihoo. How do you pronounce that?
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