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"Hana" means "flower", and "ko" means "child (of)".
-- Sumomo  1/26/2005
A very tacky name in Japanese. Anybody well acquainted with Japanese culture would also recognize "Hanako" as the infamous girl ghost who haunts school toilets for some reason or other. In other words, though the explanation "flower child" sounds pretty, it's really not the smartest of things to name your child.
-- rhivan  2/21/2006
Princess Hitachi of Japan's given name is Hanako.
-- Aqua  12/21/2007
Hanako is the name of a NPC character in the Korean MMORPG, "MapleStory". She likes Foxtail clothing.
-- CHiFFON  8/2/2008
Hanako Ikezawa is one of the five datable girls in the visual novel Katawa Shoujo, which is being produced by Four Leaf Studios.
-- meganmichele  5/5/2010
This name is so out of fashion in Japan it's considered a joke name. It's because of Hanako the toilet ghost - plus "ko" names are old hat now. Plus, it's kind of a stereotypical name for Japanese characters in American media, kinda like Pierre is for French characters. Not totally unusable, but it might be better to skip this one.
-- Buneary  3/17/2013
Hanako Oku is a pop singer famous in her native Japan for her piano ballads. She rose to fame after performing the end-title track for the Madhouse film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in 2006.
-- cutenose  2/24/2017

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