First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yoko

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Yoko

Yoko Ono is an artist, peace activist, singer, songwriter, peace movement, and singing. Yoko was born on February 18th, 1933 in Tokyo.


Yoko Shimomura is a video game music, electronic music, and symphony musician. She plays Piano. She was most prominent from 1988 to present. Yoko was born on October 19th, 1967 in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.


Yoko Kanno is a jazz, classical music, orchestra, electronic music, new-age music, blues, folk music, pop music, art rock, ambient music, and post-rock composer, musician, conductor, producer, and conducting. She plays Keyboard, piano, accordion, and Electronic keyboard. She was most prominent from 1986 to present. Yoko was born on March 18th, 1964 in Sendai.


Yōko Hikasa is a voice acting, singing, voice actress, and singer. Yōko was born on July 16th, 1985 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.


Yōko Shimada is an actress and actor. Yōko was born on May 17th, 1953 in Kumamoto.


Yoko Takahashi is a musician. Her career lasted from 1991 to 1991. Yoko was born on August 28th, 1966 in Tokyo, Japan.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yoko

Taro Yoko is a video game creative director and scenario writer. Taro was born on June 6th, 1970 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.


Princess Yōko is royalty. Princess was born as the child of Prince Tomohito of Mikasa and Princess Tomohito of Mikasa on October 25th, 1983 in Tokyo.


Yaguchi Yoko was an actor. Yaguchi was born in 1921. They passed away in 1985.


Yoko Minamino is a j-pop singing, songwriter, actor, and spokesperson. Her ongoing career started in 1984. Yoko was given the name Minamino Yoko on June 23rd, 1967 in Itami, Hyōgo. Yoko is also known as Nanno.


Madam was born in 1849. Madam is also known as Yoko and Mammy. She breathed her last breath in 1906.


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Fun Facts about the name Yoko

  • How Popular is the name Yoko? Yoko is the 16,899th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yoko have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 470 babies born with the first name Yoko in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yoko to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yoko? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yoko first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yoko is Sunday, January 4th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Yoko born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yoko was in 1981 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Yoko Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yoko is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Yoko: Your name in reverse order is Okoy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yoko. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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