"obedient child"

Naoko Origin and Meaning

The name Naoko is a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "obedient child".

Naoko is a common Japanese name with an admirable meaning, which, depending on how it's written, can translate to obedient, straight, honest, or green child. Naoko can also be spelled Nahoko.

Famous People Named Naoko

  • Naoko Takeuchicreator of the Sailor Moon manga and anime.
  • Naoko MoriJapanese actress best known for playing the character Toshiko Sato on BBC's Torchwood.
  • Naoko YamazakiJapanese astronaut at JAX
  • Naoko KodamaJapanese author

Naoko in Pop Culture

  • Naokocharacter in novel Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  • Naoko; character in the "Grudge" series