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Gender: Female Meaning of Naoko: "obedient child" Origin of Naoko: Japanese

The name Naoko is a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "obedient child". Naoko and is often added to user-created lists like Power Names/Fantasy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Naoko

Naoko Takeuchi, creator of the Sailor Moon manga and anime.
Naoko Mori, Japanese actress best known for playing the character Toshiko Sato on BBC's Torchwood.
Naoko Yamazaki, Japanese astronaut at JAX
Naoko Kodama, Japanese author

Pop Culture References for the name Naoko

Naoko, character in novel Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Naoko; character in the "Grudge" series