From Sino-Korean 慶 (gyeong)
meaning "congratulate, celebrate" or 敬 (gyeong)
meaning "respect, honour" combined with 子 (ja)
meaning "child". This name can be formed of other hanja character combinations as well. Korean feminine names ending with the character 子
(a fashionable name suffix in Japan, read as -ko
in Japanese) became less popular after Japanese rule of Korea ended in 1945.